Northern Flicker in Acton Ontario

by Debra
(Acton Ontario Canada)

I have never seen these birds before until this morning. A pair of them were feeding on the ground underneath one of my bird feeders. Quickly, I dove for my camera and started snapping shots. I looked at the view finder on my camera which said "No Card in Camera!"

I ran to find a card, slammed in into my camera in just enough time to get a handful of decent but somewhat blurry shots.

Who knew I could get so excited about a bird :)

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Apr 19, 2015
Never before seen! NEW
by: Bob Scibana

I was washing dishes at 3:pm. Looking out the window behind the sink i spotted this bird id never seen before peckingbaway on the ground below. I typed in a brief description on google and it quickly brought me to this site and a picture of the bird i saw.....a Norther Flicker. It was gray,barred feathering on the tail area. It had a bright red upside down pyramid on the back of its head and when it flew off it had a yellowis coloring underneath the wings.
While not a birdwatcher per se, i do like to know the wildlife around me. My location is Sylvania,Ohio just west of Toledo and a mile south of the Michigan border. And it is april 19th,2015.

Jun 28, 2014
Northern Flicker NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

Debra, you got some great photos of your Northern Flicker. It looks like a male Yellow-shafted Flicker. Did you noticed his bright yeloow wing and tail feathers when he flew off? In my area we more commonly have the Red-shafted Flicker.

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