Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Northern Flicker



The Flicker is the largest woodpecker in Newfoundland and is certainly my favorite visitor to the feeder. It is often quite noisy and commonly perches on a high dead tree druming for insects. This cautious bird will fly away as soon as I step into the garden but I had no problem taking his protrait from the kitchen window.

3 comments:

Genevieve said...

We have flickers here also. I'd have to check the bird book to know exactly what kind our flickers are, but they have that same patch of red on the back of their heads. Your photo is good enough to be in a bird book!

Karen said...

Beautiful photo, I get them often in my back garden too.

margaret said...

this beauty visits my feeder also and i watch its every move.