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Western red-shafted flicker (female)

Colaptes auratus cafer

Description:

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

Habitat:

Spotted it in my backyard during a recent snowstorm.

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4 Comments

Brian38
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

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

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Thank you, Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

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

Brian38
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Brian38

Federal Way, Washington, United States

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

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