Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Northern Flicker and a male Pileated Woodpecker

I am guessing that the smaller bird to the left is a Northern Flicker. Does anyone have any comments on this id?


7 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Yes, I would agree that the one on the left is a Northern Flicker. We have many flickers around here. I love their beautiful vermilion accents.
Nice catch to get them both on one pole!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I also agree, it's a flicker--I confused them with the red-bellied woodpeckers because they look pretty similar. Great shot!!!! The Pileated woodpeckers are one of my favorites!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Certainly a Northern Flicker.This is great,to have both on the same picture.

Jeni said...

Beautiful shot... i love the eagle as your main blog pic! amazing ;)

Mary said...

Yes, a flicker! What a wonderful shot of two great woodpeckers! I'm thrilled if I see either one :-)

Becky and Gary said...

Everybody guessed it right, and I believe it is a male yellow shafted. How awesome to have both of these marvelous birds both together at the same time. I never get any shots of the Pileated, but am posting a pair of Northern Flickers on my blog tomorrow.
B.

Lily said...

Definately a northern flicker - awesome photo - sooooo NICE
thanks for sharing Ann and thankyou for your nice comments. Yes, it was horrible to see friends and neighbours lose their homes in the flooding, however, all are re-nested and flourishing now. I do not think one gets over devastation like this for a while, to lose everything in a flash and yet, we HUMANS, are wonderous creatures at being able to start over again. Thanks again and cheerio for now
Lilly