There is a large flock of Yellow Hammer Birds living in the garden and surrounding crop fields. They feed of the seeds of the long grass around the house and driveway.
First time I've ever seen them actually feeding on the ground.
Another one found in my neighborhood.
Found on the ground burying something.
Spotted while cooking up some burgers outside at the parents' house.
Again, fairly poor images, but I think there's still enough info for the ID.
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...