Northern Flickers are large woodpeckers. However, unlike other woodpeckers, Northern Flickers mainly forage on the ground. They eat mostly insects (favorites are ants and beetles), hammering into the soil to find them, as other woodpeckers do drilling into wood and trees.
Northern Flickers are common and widespread, and are found year-round in the United States. The eastern version is yellow-shafted; the western version is red-shafted.
I came upon this yellow-shafted Northern Flicker, sitting pretty while absorbing the sun’s rays.
Fall foliage is occurring around the mid-Atlantic, I hope to get out and capture some of it. Here’s one ready to share.
This next photo is this month’s Beaver Moon rising after sunset. Oh boy, those trees are ready to transform into red, orange, and yellow!
As always, thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!