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 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!