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BirdFiles Pictures: Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

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Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

December 31, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #7411474

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

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January 2, 2010
1:38 AM

Post #7418221

What a fabulous capture.
Marlton, NJ

January 2, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #7418987

Wonderful shot mcash!
Ladysmith, BC

January 6, 2010
5:44 PM

Post #7435081

Well just yesterday I was sitting having a cuppa with a friend watching the birds in the back garden. I get lots of Northern Flickers to my different feeders. They come and go usually fairly orderly. Until yesterday. Saw a major ruckus going on. And here was this big ball of feathers fighting in mid air fairly close to a suet feeder. They were really going at it and then landed in a bush and went on for a while there.

January 6, 2010
5:48 PM

Post #7435091

Oh my gosh!!! This is a wonderful photo!!!

Flickers have got to be the shyest birds in my neighborhood. They visit but if they see the slightest movement even through a window they are gone. So for me it is an extra amazing photo. Thanks for sharing!
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

January 6, 2010
7:41 PM

Post #7435427

Thank all of you for the nice comments on my flicker photo.
The week before I was lucky enough to get this shot plus several others, I was amazed to see 3 on the fence at one time, but darn, didn't have my camera close at hand as usual. I have one that will stay at the feeder when I open the door to throw peanuts out for the Steller's jays.
Troutdale, OR

January 24, 2010
10:45 PM

Post #7492513

wow excellent shot. what a treat to see that! we get them here in Oregon. I notice many posts refer to them being so shy, but I see them bully the starlings for position in my yard! I love it when I see it... not a fan of the starlings-- who scare ALL of my other little birds away. great shot. thx for the story.
Fresno, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 14, 2010
4:52 AM

Post #7627821

Oh my, MC! This is amazing. It actually looks as if the bird with it's back to you is looking in a mirror, doesn't it?

An AMAZING photo!

Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

March 14, 2010
8:22 AM

Post #7628155

Thank you Linda for that very nice comment! And yes, it really does look like he is looking in a mirror.



Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 9, 2010
7:10 AM

Post #8146290

This is one of those 'once in a lifetime moment' glad you caught it!

Glad it popped up on the Random Bird. I don't recall seeing it before!
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

October 9, 2010
7:57 AM

Post #8146339

Thanks nanny_56, happy to hear it was on the Random Bird and that you got to see it.

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