Sunday, October 12, 2008

Birds in my Backyard

Saturday, October 11, 2008 was a very exciting day in my backyard. We had a Lewis's Woodpecker stop by our woodpecker style suet feeder. After eating, it found a nice spot in the tree where it stayed for about the next three hours napping and occasionally checking for bugs in the tree bark. After the Lewis's Woodpecker was finished eating, we saw a Flicker on the suet feeder, but it had a red triangle on the back of it's head/neck. I went crazy looking through all of my Colorado bird books and couldn't find it. So, when I came into work today, Sunday, October
12th, I grabbed a Kaufman's Field Guide and found out it was "Yellow-shafted" Flicker. We really enjoyed watching our "new" Flicker and it's mate for several hours.

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