Active Flickers

A few days ago, I hiked one of my local prairie meadows as the sun rose over the horizon. It was a cool morning, but one that promised to have a significant warmup during the day. There was not a lot of activity … except for the Northern Flickers (Calaptes auratus), which seemed to gather […]

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Active Flickers

(From a 2010 post) While I was kayaking yesterday, one of the things that really caught my attention was the amazing woodpecker activity, particularly the Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus). They seemed to be everywhere, often displaying with their calls or by ruffling their tail feathers. Here are a few images I captured: The Norther Flickers […]

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Shafted Again … Yellow, That Is

Among the species of birds congregating around our birdfeeders and holly bushes right now, are the Norther Flickers (Colaptes auratus).  And the one found in our area is the yellow-shafted variety. In these images, you can clearly see the yellow feathers that signify the yellow-shafted flickers. When cold weather settles in, our feeders get very […]

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Impromptu Meeting

During one of my kayak outings last week, I was able to photograph some Yellow-shafted Northern Flickers (Colaptes auratus) as they began congregating, shortly after sunrise, in overhead branches of a dead tree. First, one flicker flew in:   … and then there were two:   … which quickly grew to four:   And, although […]

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A Flicker of Activity

While I was kayaking yesterday, one of the things that really caught my attention was the amazing woodpecker activity, particularly the Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus). They seemed to be everywhere, often displaying with their calls or by ruffling their tail feathers. Here are a few images I captured:    

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