Flicker after my Chihuahua

by Dana
(Milwaukee, WI)

I live outside of Milwaukee, WI today was the first time I've ever seen a Flicker! It was literally following my Chihuahua around the backyard for over 5 minutes. I originally thought it was just a regular woodpecker. When my dog finally came back inside, the bird flew away.


When the bird took flight I saw the brilliant yellow under the wings. I was in awe it was so beautiful! I've lived in WI and MN my whole life and never seen one before. I hope he sticks around!

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Mar 07, 2016
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Nearby nest? NEW
by: Anonymous

It was likely trying to chase your dog away due to a nearby nest it was guarding?

Sep 18, 2014
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flicker after my chihuahua NEW
by: Brook

So he can terrorize your Chihuahua? lol They are beautiful, I've never had mine do anything aggressive here in the NW.

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