Northern Flicker

By taggart  
Northern Flicker
Colaptes autatus. 12 inches (30 cm). male and female identical except. she does not have a black mustache

V2 ---the front view

The flicker, a HUGE woodpecker, rarely shows up at feeders, only will be seen in the woods. Except--this one turned up near our feeders during a storm---very nervous , he made a hasty exit when he noticed the camera aimed on him. Thus-- not stellar images, but worthy for those who are interested in birds!

PS. I only got the two images!

Tags: Usa Bird Pennsylvania Wildlife and nature Northern Flicker

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Comments


22 Jan 2018 10:56PM
That's a new one for me Jenn, lovely shot great to see
DaveN
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2018 11:03PM
has to be the version for me Jennn
what a lovely bird
22 Jan 2018 11:09PM
Excellent Jenn, great poses captured,
Fred.
22 Jan 2018 11:15PM
A beauty Jenn, lovely to see as its a new one for me...I'm glad the female doesn't have a moustache Grin Pam
22 Jan 2018 11:22PM
Beautiful bird, Jenn, not one I've come across. Two fine shots.

Dave Wink
23 Jan 2018 12:11AM
Excellent images of this beautiful bird, Jenn.

RichardSmile
Spkr51 4 United States
23 Jan 2018 12:17AM
Great pose , beautiful capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
23 Jan 2018 12:33AM
Yes, Jenn, These flicker seem to be more aware and nervouse than many birds. Good to see this one in winter colours. Extra yellow in the wing feathers. We humans must leave more ' holy ' old trees standing for flickers to prosper. TG
Good position capture giving a 👍 nice back length. Well done Jenn.
WesternRed.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2018 2:46AM
Great images! Well seen Jenn, what beautiful poses!
Isabel GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
23 Jan 2018 5:49AM
We have these birds Jenn. I used to see them all the time when we lived on the water. Well captured.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
23 Jan 2018 6:33AM
I like the posture of the bird in both, and both are well taken, Jen.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2018 7:55AM
Lovely bird, great poses, two lovely portraits.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
23 Jan 2018 8:06AM
Two fine shots
fotobee Plus
7 4 3 South Africa
23 Jan 2018 9:22AM
Beautiful pictures indeed, Jenn. Regards Martin
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2018 10:07AM
Two superbly detailed shots of this beauty Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
23 Jan 2018 10:47AM
Excellent images
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2018 2:54PM
Two excellent images Jenn SmileSmile

Cliff
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
23 Jan 2018 3:20PM
Delightful images Jennnn. This is the first I have ever seen. He looks beautiful.
Ron
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
23 Jan 2018 3:26PM
What a great variety of interesting birds you get visiting your area, Jennn.

Malc
23 Jan 2018 8:10PM
What an amazing bird Jenn. Cathy
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
23 Jan 2018 8:35PM
I like the lead image - interesting plumage markings, especially the red patch on the back of its head.
24 Jan 2018 1:34AM
They are an attractive bird, I love V2 Jenn
With them being such a big pecker they have been known to do damage to people's homes if they take a liking. We have a co worker that was nearly pulling her hair out while one damaged her new homes siding and fascia . Unfortunately she had to go commando on it in the end.
CheersWalt

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