A Male Northern Flicker

Tuesday, October 22, 2019,

This is a male Northern Flicker I found at the Lido beach Passive Nature Area. Flickers are members of the woodpecker family but they often forage like Robins. This handsome bird was tearing up the grass in his search for insects and worms. The dirt was really flying as he hammered his way through the turf. He was a man on a mission. JK


Northern Flicker, Front And Back

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Northern Flicker, male.

This is one good-looking bird. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Any one of his features would be enough to make him handsome, from that red chevron on the back of his gray head to that beautiful polka-dot breast, or those bright yellow feathers on the underside of his tail. Put them all together and you’ve got a bird that makes you say wow. JK

Northern Flicker.