Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Red Shafted Flicker


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One of our year round resident woodpeckers, a male Red Shafted Flicker, visits the suet cage this evening.
These gracefully formed birds with their spots, bars, black breast-crest and red shafts (males) also have orange feathers on the undersides of their wings & tails which make them easlily identifiable in flight.
They're social & chatty and everpresent here throughout the year sharing their lives with us even in the deepest of winter.
Unlike other woodpeckers you will see them foraging on the ground in warmer weather because they are also ant-eaters. Posted by Hello

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2 Comments:

Blogger Life Is Good said...

Gorgeous color in that shot!

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4:48 PM  

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