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Northern flicker

Colaptes auratus

Description:

It was slightly snowing on this morning and I was quite surprised to have three flickers visiting my yard. While I see other woodpeckers often, the flickers have only come rarely to feed on the persimmon tree. This trio was foraging in the front yard and then one circled around to my back yard to hang out for a while. It was a real treat.

Habitat:

My yard

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5 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Thanks, Desmond! Nice that you get to see these beautiful woodpeckers every year, James.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 6 years ago

We see a few of these in our neighborhood every winter, migrating through.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Great Series Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Thanks, James. It did look like it was posing - and it was a beautiful subject for a portrait!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Beautiful shot Maria, did you ask it to pose like that? LOL. Excellent!

Maria dB
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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2015

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