Last evening I enjoyed a rare treat.. for about 1/2 an hour a family of 5 Northern Flickers explored the yard. I think 2 adults and 3 youngsters. 1st two images show "dad" and a young one behind, and the last 2 (single bird) is one of the young. Size is almost the same as the adult, but the colouration is more muted. The sound these young Flickers make when they are being fed is so hillarious. Sounds like some kind of laughing squeak toy!
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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