Super foggy morning
Seem close edge
One in flight over grass far vis
Heard near forest
This flicker came by our house a few days ago and perched on the bluebird box for a while. Unfortunately it was raining, so the light and focus is bad, but I don't see flickers that often so I thought it was worth a post.
2 on back lawn.
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...