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 active and there always seems to be a few of these big guys around, sometimes driving other birds from the feeders! Here are a few images I made over the past few days:
When not at the suet or sunflower seed feeders, they often are working over the holly bushes, sometimes 2-3 birds at a time!
The Norther Flickers are usually quite noisy … you typically know when they’re around!
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