For Fellow Flicker Fanciers

by Judy Ranson
(Seattle, WA)

Male Red-shafted Flicker

Male Red-shafted Flicker

Male Red-shafted Flicker Yellow-shafted female Yellow-shafted tail feathers

I live 25 miles south of Seattle. I have always enjoyed the Red-shafted Northern Flickers that frequent my peanutbutter cakes. This winter I was surprised to see both a Yellow-shafted and a Red-shafted Flicker at the same time in my backyard. It was the first time that I have seen a Yellow-shafted Flicker. I took a couple of photos to share with you. Note that the Yellow-shafted has a red patch at the nape of its neck. This one was a female, so it didn't have the black 'mustache' patch on the side of its head. The Red-shafted lacks the red nape patch, and the male has a red 'mustache' patch on its face.

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Great pics thanks for sharing!
by: GaryE

Those are great pics I just love tree clingers! Thanks for sharing them!

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