I pulled this one out of the waaaay back archive... it's a scanned image I'd taken with my old Minolta 35mm. I love Flickers- they have a wonderful call and like most woodeckers- have a quirky jerky mannerism that I find rather charming.
Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you’ll see a flash of color in the wings – yellow if you’re in the East, red if you’re in the West – and a bright white flash on the rump.