Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 9, 2013. This out of the ordinary bird, observed in a California Black Walnut Tree on the northern end of the Red Car Property, appears to be a female Northern Flicker. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 9. 2013. According to the Cornell Lab or Ornithology, Northern Flickers are large woodpeckers who migrate through Southern California. I had never seen one in my previous 23 years of walking the Red Car Property. The woodpeckers I've seen in the neighborhood are usually about 4 to 5" tall. Northern Flickers are 11 - 12".
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 9, 2013. The bird made sure I got lots of shots, even flashing its golden feathers under its tail & wings for the camera.
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