Foraging, vocalizing and drumming in the coniferous forest adjacent to the meadow
Tracks in sand.
Two flickers were displaying to each other
Nesting in old yellow birch
I think. Medium sized woodpecker type bird.
01 Jul 2011.
Hidden Lake, Bucks Co, PA.
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...