Nature Through My Lens

Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

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A pretty male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) red shaft, perched on the edge of our bird bath just after he had a drink!


Mother & Son

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A female Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) and her fledgling son come into the Suet feeder for supper. She was really loading him up!  The Mother is the one on the left!


At the Suet

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A male Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) enjoying the suet in one of our feeders.


Fully Aware

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A Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) on the branch of a Rose of Sharon bush in our garden.


Into The Sky

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A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) takes off from where it was perched in the Honeysuckle bush, A colourful Maple tree provides the background.


Portrait of a Lady…

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…Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) that is!


Preening

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A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) grooming it’s feathers. Grooming is an important part of a birds day. It’s necessary to keep warm, dry and insulated from the conditions.