[Tweeters] Yellow-shafted Flicker, Lacamas Lake

Lyn Topinka pointers at pacifier.com
Wed Nov 18 07:38:16 PST 2009



hi group ... over the weekend I was looking at some images of a
Flicker I shot at Lacamas Lake in early October and realized it was a
Yellow-shafted variety ... the books comment on it being an Eastern
variety and Great Plains --- I'm now curious as to how common is this
variety out here ??? ... is this the kind of bird to jump up in joy
about ??? ... is this the kind of bird folks on OBOL and Tweeters
want to hear about so they can try and find it themselves ??? ... or
is it rather common in spite of where the books say it lives ??? ...

here's an image with under tail showing and just hint of red on back
of head visible ... Flicker on the right is a red-shafted female ...
http://columbiariverimages.com/Birds/Images09Oct/lacamas_lake_northern_flickers_10-07-09_B.jpg

a nice shot of under the wings ... the two birds have switched
positions ...they were having an all-out fight BTW and they tumbled
and twisted pecking at each other through two trees while we watched ...
http://columbiariverimages.com/Birds/Images09Oct/lacamas_lake_northern_flickers_10-07-09_F.jpg


Lyn





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