[Tweeters] Yellow-shafted Flicker

BobnBernie BobnBernie at comcast.net
Mon Oct 17 15:15:22 PDT 2005

We had two intergrades at our feeder at the same time yesterday. One had
head markings like a male red-shafted but had yellow shafts. It had two
small red marks on the nape where the ends of the crescent would be. The
second male had red shafts and mustache with an almost full red crescent on
the nape. They were here with a third flicker that appeared to be an all
red-shafted female.

Bob n Bernie Meyer
Between Renton and Issaquah
Mailto: BobnBernie at comcast.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "hrudkaj mary" <hrudkajm at hotmail.com>
To: <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 3:27 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Yellow-shafted Flicker

> I've had a couple flickers in the yard the past couple days and haven't

> really paid much attention to them until this afternoon as they were

> feeding on the lawn just a few feet from the house. I noticed the male

> had black 'whiskers' and a discreet red vee on the nape of its neck. As I

> looked more closely with my handy binoculars I could see the yellow under

> tail feathers. It's face has much more brown on it than the female

> western, red-shafted it's hanging around with.


> As they continued to poke their beaks into the ground and grass I thought

> they made a wonderful pair of environmentally friendly lawn aerators. Not

> to mention all the insects they must be reaping on this very warm fall

> afternoon.


> Must be part of the avian exchange program.....


> Mary Hrudkaj

> hrudkajm at hotmail.com

> Belfair, north Mason County



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