Sunday, December 04, 2005

Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker

This day was cold, and the sun never broke through, but when this Flicker came down to see what I was doing in his neighborhood the afternoon seemed to get a little brighter and warmer.


At 7:34 AM, Blogger Paddy O. said...

Here's a picture of a southern cousin of his:

I'm a big fan of flickers. They have those great beaks, yet don't have the attitude of most woodpeckers. And their plaintive call is always soothing somehow. I always seem to think they're looking for a friend.


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