A pretty male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) red shaft, perched on the edge of our bird bath just after he had a drink!
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) female. I’m glad to see this female around. She been away. Maybe now the male, her mate, will quite banging on our chimney!
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) Yellow shafted, keeps and eye on the Starlings. They have a constant battle as to who’s going to dominate the suet feeder.
It seems as January progresses we have been enveloped in the gloomies. Natural light has been non-existant, almost! Here’s a dreamy version of a Red Shafted Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) high in the Maple tree.
Here’s a regular visitor to our feeders. These guys really like our Suet. This one is a Intergrade Northern Flicker Yellow Shafted (Colaptes auratus)
This lovely lady Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) likes to sit way up there on the top of this Maple tree in our neighbours yard.
A red shafted male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) perched in a Rose of Sharon Bush is waiting for his turn at the Suet feeder! We currently have four of these beauties visiting out feeders!
This pretty Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) has become a regular visitor to our suet feeder.
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 pair of Northern Flickers ( Colaptes auratus). Male on the left and female on the right, enjoying some suet on a rainy afternoon.
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.
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) intergrade. This guy has the markings of a Yellow Shafted and Red Shafted Flicker.
A Red-shafted Northern Flicker on the Empress tree in our backyard. It has been quite cold and windy here and four flickers have been partaking of the suet we put out for their dining pleasure. One of the four is a Intergrade, but not this one!
A Northern Flicker
A Northern Flicker female
Here’s a friend of mine. He makes sure I get up in the morning! Especially at this time of the year. Early Spring. You see, he marks his territory now. He does this by tapping out loudly on various things, to say, this is mine. Well, the one particular place is the metal cap on our chimney! Rat-a-tat, Rat-a-tat!! Seven a.m.! When he starts to tap, there’s no sleeping. My friend!
The Norther Flicker
A fine Northern Flicker on our birdbath.
Ever alert, a Norther Flicker comes in for a treat at the Suet Bar