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.


Flicker

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A red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) female at the birdbath in our garden. She is such a beautiful bird.

To all my friends, I have been under the weather for the past few days and haven’t been posting. I’m hoping the worst is over!


Big Bill

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A Red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) yelling at her mate near the Suet feeder. He was hogging the whole thing!


Him & Her

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A pair of Northern Flickers ( Colaptes auratus). Male on the left and female on the right, enjoying some suet on a rainy afternoon.


I See You

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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.


Downy

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A hen Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) in the snow.


Flicker with an e

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A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) intergrade. This guy has the markings of a Yellow Shafted and Red Shafted Flicker.