We have these beautiful woodpeckers that hang out in our back yard, and I photograph them often. I decided to see what genus(s) this particular bird is, and couldn't find any images that matched up to the shots I've taken. My husband calls them flickers, and he knows as much about these things as I do. Here are a few photos. My thanks to anyone who can enlighten me.
Thank you kindly! It's just silly to spend so many years not knowing what I'm photographing. I have an almost obsessively large collection of red-shafted Northern flicker photos, and it's nice to have an accurate name for them. I'll mark this as closed.