New visitor to our backyard!

by Bridget
(Manorville, ny, usa)

I spotted a new bird in our backyard! At first I thought it was a baby turkey running around an old rotted stump in the center of the yard but, after stopping to sleuth I watched him peck away at the rooted wood. He was so cool! He feed there for approximately 5 minutes while being surrounded by nuthatches, finches, robins, cardinals, bluejays, and even a red bellied wood pecker feeding on a nerby feeder! After researching I discovered this new bird is a northern flicker, hope he hangs around for the spring and summer!

Comments for New visitor to our backyard!

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 27, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
new visitor to our backyard NEW
by: Brook

There main diet of choice is ants, could be that you have ants in the stump but your flicker will wipe them out for you!

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. Orioles in Hampton Roads Virginia?

    Feb 13, 18 09:21 PM

    I live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I have bird feeders in my yard and get lots of visitors from a variety of birds. I also have an orange Oriole

    Read More

  2. Possible woodpecker seen today Feb. 11Th 2018

    Feb 11, 18 05:44 PM

    It t was possibly a female woodpecker. Blueish grey on top of head, the rest of the head was light brown/tan. Neck was a wide darck black but bright red

    Read More

  3. Northern Flicker Eastern United States

    Feb 08, 18 12:24 PM

    This winter we've added a heater to our backyard birdbath fountain and it's created a wonderful winter habitat for the wildlife in our backyard. In February

    Read More