Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Flicker

One more woodpecker variety that was new to our yard and feeder this past winter was the Northern Flicker woodpecker.  Quite a different habit of eating which got me confused at first on what bird this is.  It likes to eat from the ground and not the feeders. It is a great companion of the Red Bellied Woodpecker or the Cardinals which are frequently eating from the suet feeder.  Anything that the other birds drop becomes lunch for the Flicker.

I will link this post with Wild Birds Wednesday.


  1. Great shots of this interesting woodpecker!

  2. What a beauty! Looks great in the snow, too. I haven't seen one of these in our yard in a long time.

  3. What wonderful birds! We have no woodpeckers in Australia - but I grew up with them in the UK, and I have managed to see a few more on my travels. The Pileated is one of my favourites.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  4. Super pictures in the snow. I never tire of seeing Woodpeckers.