I saw this stunning bird sitting in the yard using her curved bill to dig for insects in the ground. Though I was quite thrilled with my encounter, others didn’t share my enthusiasm. I was told that while beautiful, flickers can also be a nuisance — pecking holes and doing damage to both trees and houses.
“I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made the judge.” ~Herman Melville
10 thoughts on “Northern Flicker”
I like these birds and I’m glad you got the photos.
Flickers are fun birds to watch. I was glad that she wasn’t spooked by the camera.
Nice photos. Flickers are such striking birds. They are pretty common in my area — fortunately they haven’t gone after our house yet!
Thanks! I rarely see one and am always thrilled when I do.
Perfect quote, Rebecca, for your lovely shots. I love it when Flickers show up in my garden.
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you! It is always a joy to see one in my yard.
Flickers may be a nuisance – but so can humans
So true 🙂
They are beautiful birds! How nice to see one.
I love all the color and patterns on their plumage. It makes them look very fancy. 🙂