A Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) on the branch of a Rose of Sharon bush in our garden.
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) takes off from where it was perched in the Honeysuckle bush, A colourful Maple tree provides the background.
…Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) that is!
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.
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!
A Red-shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) yelling at her mate near the Suet feeder. He was hogging the whole thing!
A pair of Northern Flickers ( Colaptes auratus). Male on the left and female on the right, enjoying some suet on a rainy afternoon.