Northern Flicker

This Northern Flicker, adult female, yellow shafted (Coaptes auratus) stopped to feed in Mom’s lawn while we were on the porch, so these photos are taken through a window:

Northern Flicker

She found a goldmine of goodies because she stayed for quite a while (they typically eat ants):

Northern Flicker

She’s so pretty! I love the spots on her lower sides. . .
Northern Flicker

and her underbelly! Sorry this isn’t a great photo, but those spots are so cool! It looks like she is wearing polka dot pajamas!

Northern Flicker

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy
    Jun 19, 2006 @ 17:48:06

    one of my favorite woodpeckers.. from their bright underwings to their spotted bellies, they’re one of the most intricately patterned birds. Glad I found your blog, anyone who calls herself ‘naturewoman’ is definitely someone I care to read 🙂


  2. p
    Jun 19, 2006 @ 18:06:10

    Thank you Cindy! I recently found your blog, too, and your photos are phenomenal!


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