Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A COMMON FLICKER


This is an Eastern Common Flicker...
You can see the yellow under its wings..
Western ones have red there.




I think this is a female..the males have red throats.
The Flicker is a Woodpecker and often a ground feeder.
This species of woodpecker migrates as far as Cuba 
and the Cayman Islands..
She spends a lot  of time at my suet 
and isn't the least bit camera shy.
They are considered to be medium sized Woodpeckers.
That's all folks!!

Linking with

wild-bird-wednesday
and
Saturdays Critters



13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The Flickers are awesome birds! Great photos, Missy! Enjoy your day!

Susie said...

Hi Missy, I have seen flickers around here. You did get some great pictures. Hope you are keeping warm. We have no snow on the ground right now, but the air is very cold. Blessings to you and your furry pals. xoxo,Susie

Diane said...

Nice! Not very often, but I have seen Northern Flickers here.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a GORGEOUS bird!

September Violets said...

I love the flickers. We get the same variety here, but they don't visit my yard very often. Great shots!
Wendy

Junebug said...

Your photos of birds are amazing! Such talent!! Enjoy your day!

Karen said...

What fabulous shots of this beauty!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

oh my, we don't see them here. or I would certainly remember such a beautiful bird...

Lynne said...

Great collage Missy!
I liked the Flicker views . . .

Linda H said...

Beautiful Flicker!

Stewart M said...

Wonderful birds - we have no woodpeckers in Australia - I miss them.

Always good to see some pictures, just to keep my eye in!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Black Jack's Carol said...

Beautiful blog and lovely post.. so warm and inviting. Love seeing the Eastern Flicker and appreciate your drawing attention to the yellow under the wing. Happy (late) Valentine's Day to you!

Hannah said...

I love flickers, and all woodpeckers. It's fun to see yours, I wish one would come to my feeder. I have seen one up the street but not in my yard, the one time I did see one it was near little underground nests of sweat bees I had been watching, and I was afraid the flicker would eat them.