Following numerous bloggers, I have often admired their photos of the many birds they share. Yet the Northern Flicker has always been a got to get it for me. Living here with woods all around us (with the exception of the gravel road up to the house), I had never seen one and wondered WHY. Since I didn't know much about them either, I Googled Northern Flicker, only to discover there were two types...Yellow and Red. Google is amazing, isn't it?
Well last week, my wish came true. When I saw the large woodpecker at the feeder and recognized it immediately. I just couldn't stop pressing that shutter button.
Oh, one more thing.
I've seen this Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker every day for over a week now.
Maybe...just maybe...it will decide it likes
A Quiet Corner.