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Western red-shafted flicker (female)

Colaptes auratus cafer


These are very shy birds This one was strategizing on how to get to the bird feeder without being seen.


Spotted it in my backyard during a recent snowstorm.

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Brian38 2 weeks ago

This was our biggest snow event this winter in western Washington -- 12 inches in 2 or 3 days. We really don't get much snow here around Puget Sound and the coast. I usually only feed the birds during these snow events and had about 8 different species show up this time.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 weeks ago

How do all these tiny birds put those tiny feet into snow all day. My big fat feet wouldn't last 30 seconds.

Brian38 a month ago

Thank you, Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Good description, Brian. Great spotting. It's an attractive bird.

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Federal Way, Washington, United States

Spotted on Feb 14, 2021
Submitted on Feb 27, 2021

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