found inside Pepperwood gallery.
Found on serpentine soil.
This was the first time I had my camera near by when I saw a flicker working the ground for food. It is my understanding this is the only woodpecker species that gets most of its food from the ground with about 40% being ants.
I wanted to have a new species I hadn't uploaded for my 1000th observation and came across this one.
While taking shots of the Pileated woodpecker, I saw another bird fly over to the pole and figured it was the mate of the first one. When I looked at the pic on my computer I found it to be a northern flicker instead that came over to see what the other was up to, I guess.
I first heard the call of this species and after looking around found it on the pole across the road.
I found these wide spread on the slopes of the barn meadow.
One of our resident gopher snakes seemed to be doing an "ostrich" thing with its head resting between two panels and the rest of it out in the open where maybe it didn't think anyone could see it.