Friday, July 25, 2008

Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker

The black malar identifies this Northern Flicker as an adult male.

11 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am delighted to find your site through OSI. Wonderful photos.

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful close-up; what a beauty. I love Flickers, but just can't seem to keep the genders and shaft colors - who goes with what - in my head. When I lived in thw West we had both, I was forever looking them up! So far, in Ontario I haven't seen any Reds. Think that would be rare.

Julie Colibri said...

lovely image. I really enjoy your blog.

Ruth said...

Such a beautiful bird and I think they are even more striking in flight.

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful photo Ann. This was the first year that a flicker came to the suet dough feeder. I was very excited.

Wren said...

Oh, nice - I love flickers!

Kay said...

Wow! What a gorgeous shot! Very beautifully captured.

Candace said...

Your blog is so beautiful, and the shots you are able to get of wildlife are amazing.

Mary said...

That is beautiful! I love Flickers and wish I would see some here. All woodpeckers are so stunning in their color.

Becky and Gary said...

Beautiful shot Ann. We have lots of Flickers, and they are so pretty.

April said...

This is such a beautiful bird - I sure love their colors and patterned feathers. Great photo!