Calling all "judges" for the annual DG County Fair! Vote for your favorites here!

CLOSED: Red Shafted Flicker?

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

I've been photographing these birds for several years, and have been calling them Red Shafted Flickers. But when I saw these guys this morning, they appeared much smaller than the ones I've been seeing and the colors appear more flamboyant. Am I hallucinating?

Thumbnail by wingwoman
Pueblo, CO(Zone 5b)

Yes, red-shafted flickers.
Color varies regionally, the ones in the mountains here are always very red - their molted feathers stand out like a beacon an the ground. Perhaps in your case it is either the season, or more likely the lighting - They were showing off their tails while back-lit.

Aurora, CO(Zone 4a)

They were facing East, and it was just as the sun was rising. Lit them up quite nicely. I'll have to remember this little factoid. Thanks so much.

Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or sign up to post.
BACK TO TOP