Can you identify these birds?
Any fuckin' excuse, eh Flessert? At least you're consistent,
While out riding my bike this year I've seen a lot of birds, mostly pigeons, a couple of buzzards, magpies occasionally, not usually very interesting.
But a few weeks ago in a wooded area just off the road I noticed a distinctive bird with a sort of tan colour, and either dark blue or black markings - roughly pigeon-sized I suppose. Quite striking in appearance.
This evening I noticed a small bird flitting in the hedgerow - I only saw it for a moment, but sort of light grey brown with mustard yellow colouring.
Anyone know what they might be?
This is a Yellow-Shafted Flicker, which is a northern species of Flicker and also a species of Woodpecker. We have one of these in our neighborhoos as well as a Downey Woodpecker which has been feeding on an ash tree about 50 ft from my building. The Yellow-shafted Flicker in our neighborhood us usually on the ground because it's main food source are ants and beetles.
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