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!

Comments for Flicker after my Chihuahua

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 07, 2016
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
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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Northern Flicker.

Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. What are these birds?

    Mar 24, 18 12:31 PM

    Are the larger birds female Grackles or Cowbirds? And what are the smaller birds?

    Read More

  2. What is it?

    Mar 24, 18 12:30 PM

    Is this bird a female Grackle or a Cowbird? And what are the little birds called?

    Read More

  3. Susan, a bird lover

    Mar 23, 18 07:13 PM

    I've lived here in Middle Ga, for 30+ years, and know most all our birds, but today, I am stumped. I watched these birds, for approx. 12 minutes as

    Read More