Front Lawn Sighting

by Myles
(St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, Canada )


I was looking out the window when I happened to spot a bird that I hadn't seen before. I grabbed a couple of pictures and googled what I had seen. This is what I had found. I've never seen a bird feeding off of the ground before. Quite an amazing sight!

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Jun 07, 2015
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by: Anonymous

we have this bird feeding off the ground as well in Cape Breton, the Mira River

Jun 25, 2014
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Red & Yellow Shafted Flickers NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

Brooke & Phil, Someone commented on my other post with the photos of the Red-shafted and Yellow0shafted Flickers that is the NW they occasionally cross-breed. The first Flicker that I ever saw after moving to the Seattle area was one of these hybrids. It had both a red mustache and the red patch on the back of the head.

Jun 24, 2014
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by: Brook

Hi Phil, I mixed up the Red-Shafted Flicker with the Yellow. It is the Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker that has the red patch on the back of it's head and the Red-Shafted that has red under it's beak. Sorry

Jun 22, 2014
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front lawn sighting NEW
by: Brook

Yes, this is a Northern Flicker and you must have ants. Their diet consists of ants and they do like suet. I would like to add that the the Red Shafted flicker also a Red mark on the back of his head.

Jun 22, 2014
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by: Judy-Seattle

Hello Myles and Phil. This bird is a Northern Flicker woodpecker. But I can't tell from your photo if it's a Red-shafted or Yellow-shafted variety. The Red-shafted has salmon red tail and wing feathers while the Yellow-shafted has yellow feathers. Check out my earlier post with pics of a male and female Red-Shafted Flicker. http://www.a-home-for-wild-birds.com/more-on-flickers.html

Jun 22, 2014
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by: phil

Im in England uk so this is a bird unknown to me but lovely picture and a nice surprise for you hope you find out what bird it is and where its from etc...will keep checking yur post to see if you find out ...im always watching out for rare birds so this post of yurs was very interesting ..have a nice day happy bird watching

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