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© Darin Ziegler, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 2008, Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the wings – yellow
Northern Flicker~I have one at my bird feeder...
funnywildlife: Male Northern Flicker (Red-Shafted) with a Snowy Face. by Darin Ziegler.
Northern Flicker (bird in a snow, polka dots)
Male Northern Flicker Woodpecker. Photo by Jason Paluck via Flickr.
Northern Flicker, front view. Comes each January, but I've seen him a time or 2 this fall as well. 2013
Northern Flicker Harbison State Forest 12/27/13
Northern Flicker - "Do they not see the birds, constrained in the middle of the sky? None withholds them but Allah; most surely there are signs in this for people who believe." Surah Nahl, 79
The Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of C...
Northern Flicker had one fly down my chimney this past year in spring, they like to tap on metal chimney flue making an awful racket or tap on the metal roofs of barn and other buildings.
Red bellied Woodpecker… gut feeling he is a flicker
Male Northern Flicker Woodpecker Nature has the best patterns
This bird has some serious style.
Female Northern Flicker...I looked at this and wondered why I am so attracted by birds....and I realized it's because they are beautiful and can fly away at any time.