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!

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Mar 27, 2016
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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!

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