Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Yellow-shafted Flicker, December 27, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
Y is for Yellow-shafted Flicker, a North American Woodpecker

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 8, 2017
Yellow-shafted Flickers may be seen across most of the eastern half of North America. At one time it was considered to be a different species than the Red-shafted Flicker of western North America. But since they breed indiscriminately where their ranges overlap, the Yellow-shafted and Red-shafted are now thought to be the same species: Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus.

This Flicker was eating berries from a vine growing on a pine tree in front of my house. I took these photos through my living room window.

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  1. ...lovely shots, the second one is my favorite.

  2. Hello, pretty captures of the Flicker. I usually see them on the ground! I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  3. good shot, that flicker eating the berries.

  4. Thanks Lea, I am enjoying your yellow flicker-shafted flicker. I have yet to see a flicker so I'm glad to see this one.

  5. I rarely encounter one in this area, but I remember them fondly from my childhood in Northeast Mississippi. Nice photos!

  6. You took such amazing photos...the lighting was perfect too! Happy holidays!

  7. This is such a wonderful bird to see in the garden. Some of them stay in my area, but I mostly see them in the spring and fall. I guess that must be when their numbers are greatest. Your photos are excellent!

  8. One year I had a Flicker decide it wanted to drill a hole in the wall of my cabin to make a nest. It took two days of chasing and lots of hanging shiny pans to make it change it's mind. - Margy

  9. Love the yellow tail feathers! Great shots.

  10. pretty bird and well captured.

    whatever will happen or not, we'll just have to wait and see but I do wish with all of my heart that you and your loved ones will have the most beautiful and happy healthy blessed year ever !

    Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)


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