This bird was extremely proficient at keeping a bush or tree between itself and me at all times.
Flew into an open cage and snapped a few pictures before it flew away. When it flew away it looked like it had a marking like a cottontail.
I got better photos of this guy Monday than I did last week when I was at the spring. Blue Oak, Sagebrush, Buckwheat habitat.
Near Visitor Center in Dutch Charlie Area of Ridgway State Park
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...