Sunday, August 19, 2007

Birds From a Cariboo Deck No.6 - Northern Flicker


The Northern Flicker is a favourite of mine: beautiful and a little shy, it enjoys the usual woodpecker favourites - bugs and suet - and also likes to pick off a few ants on a nearby berm.
Apparently many years ago the flickers got separated into two populations: west and east. The eastern flickers developed a yellow wing colour and we in the west can enjoy the more dramatic orange.

More Birds from A Cariboo Deck

2 comments:

Vic Grace said...

I found your blog by clicking on British Columbia on my profile. I live in the Northern Cariboo, south of Smithers. I enjoyed your posts about wildlife, my blog is somewhat similar, please drop by if you have time.

JN said...

Hi Vic and thanks for dropping by. I took a look at your blog and enjoyed the way you convey some of the activities and characters in and around your little village.