Northern Flicker

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House Finch and Northern Flicker
northern flicker
Northern Flicker
northern flicker
Northern Flicker
northern flicker
Northern Flicker

The New Year brought snow to Albuquerque and much of New Mexico before moving on to Texas, Oklahoma, and beyond. One good thing about snow is that many birds are attracted to feeders. They often will hang around the feeders long enough for photographs. This Northern Flicker was a great model on the morning of January 2.

11 Replies to “Northern Flicker”

    1. Hi, Tim. With this snow, the birds have been willing to stick around the feeders a little longer. This one turned into a model, working for food. It has been some time since I have seen a hawk here, and now I worry that pretty soon they will be showing up for all the little birds hanging around the feeders now.

  1. These are really good close ups of the Northern Flicker. He is really taking charge of his feeder. Loves it! We have some flickers in our yard too and they do appreciate the bird seed and bark butter. It’s so much fun to watch the birds at the feeders.

    1. Hi, Juanita. Yes, that bird was definitely staking its claim to that feeder! πŸ™‚ )))))))))) You have a great place for birds and feeders, with the trees but also the open space. All the birds seem to make the dark days of winter go a little faster. Thanks for coming by!

    1. Hi, Lavinia! I did not know they like apples. Thanks for that information. I only see them in winter and spring here. Do you have them all year around? Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  2. Haven’t seen too many Northern Flickers, but have seen plenty of hawks, crows and magpies. The magpies certainly took a hit during the West Nile outbreak in 2003.Their numbers are slowly returning.

    Hope your 2019 is off to a great start.

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