Working hard to get the Flickers to stay

by Erica
(Colorado Springs, CO)





We moved to Colorado Springs and have worked hard to encourage birds to visit us. To our suprise we had some male Northern Flickers show up one day this past Spring and we've succeeded in having one pretty much claim our yard as his own and he patrols and guards the feeders all day.


We put out oil sunflower seed, suet and water year round. We also replaced all the rock with mulch and he now has greater access to ants and bugs in our yard as compared to our neighbors that have all rock.

We've also seen a female so we're putting up a house in hopes that they will nest in our yard. We enjoy watching him putter about the yard. Of course he is getting a bit brazen by pecking on the pergola roof but he's worth it.


Comment
Thank you for sharing Erica!
Susan

Click here to post 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. Spotted bird in planter box

    Nov 28, 16 10:02 AM

    He's a small spotted bird in Southern California. He's burrowing into a planter box in our front courtyard to keep warm. Wondering what kind of bird

    Read More

  2. Linda

    Nov 26, 16 07:18 PM

    MS? Very tiny, 2-3 inch, very shy, black/ deep charcoal ,round shape. VERY fast, daily to my deck in central MS. Much too quick to photograph.

    Read More

  3. Bird of prey

    Nov 26, 16 07:17 PM

    All grey looked like it was wearing a helmet. In tree at the edge of forest /swamp Puslinch edge of 401 township. Medium size not as bifg as a hawk. Looked

    Read More