A pretty male Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) red shaft, perched on the edge of our bird bath just after he had a drink!
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!
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 male Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) enjoying the suet in one of our feeders.
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 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) on the branch of a Rose of Sharon bush in our garden.
…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.
A hen Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) in the snow.
A Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) intergrade. This guy has the markings of a Yellow Shafted and Red Shafted Flicker.
An intergrade Northern Flicker enjoying the suet at one of our feeders. It’s called an intergrade because it has features of both a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker and a Red-shafted Northern 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 Downy Woodpecker
A Northern Flicker
A Northern Flicker female
A female Northern Flicker. She is a regular in our yard over the winter, but has been away for the past few months. Today is the first day we have seen her back. I’m glad she’s back, she’s such a pretty bird!