Nature Through My Lens

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An Intergrade Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) close up. It knows I’m standing there, but is too interested in the suet feeder at its feet to fly away. An Intergrade is a cross between a Yellow Shafted Flicker and a Red Shafted Flicker.

6 responses

  1. bkcitta

    Great photo!

    2017/03/17 at 11:23 pm

    • bkcitta, thank you!

      2017/03/18 at 12:13 am

  2. rhiebert

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen an intergrade, but I do enjoy seeing the Flickers on the yard.

    2017/03/18 at 2:07 am

    • Ruth, thank you! I think they only occur where the two types overlap territory. I really like them too! I think the red shafts are predominantly western birds.

      2017/03/18 at 2:51 am

  3. Brilliant piece of photography Robin, the best.

    2017/03/18 at 9:25 am

    • Bob, thank you!

      2017/03/18 at 8:58 pm

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