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. Adult Male Breasted First Sighting in Florida

    Apr 26, 17 12:25 PM

    My hubby has five feeders strategically located in our backyard and has enjoyed this hobby for many years. During the migration season he will feed with

    Read More

  2. I'm a construction worker

    Apr 25, 17 01:23 PM

    Yes bird head like a electric blue head and then a greenish gold on the breast and the rest of the body was a charcoal color

    Read More

  3. Small Finch-sized bird, black with jeweled turquoise tones

    Apr 25, 17 01:22 PM

    I was not fast enough to get a picture. I saw it on the ground below two feeders, one with sunflower seeds, other nyjer (sp?) seeds. When I came back

    Read More