UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,
UrsulaV
ursulav

Well, I'll be jiggered.

For months, nothing really exciting on the bird front--the slate-sided juncoes returning was the only recent highlight, and it's just been the same usual visitors, and I've been sufficiently busy that I hadn't commented too much. And just now, I look out the window, and there's a bloody huge woodpecker on the suet with a yellow herringbone back, teeny red band on the back of his (or her?) neck, and long black beak.

It is, in short, a Northern Flicker of the yellow-shafted eastern variety. They're not a uncommon bird, but I've never had one at my feeder before.

Cool.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments