Friday, January 21, 2011

The Winter Gymnast

Who is the winter gymnast swinging on the suet feeder?

Those pointed tail feathers are a definite clue

a flash of yellow under the tail and a red crescent at the back of the head

The beautiful speckled breast and black bib

Of course! It is the handsome Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker.

Photos - CJT

1 comment:

Kathiesbirds said...

I am not seeing any of these where I live so far this winter! I did see some at the bog in the fall.