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.
Two birds seen, feather found on trail.
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. There are over 100 common names for the Northern Flicker. Among them are: Yellowhammer, clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names are attempts at imitating some of its...