[Tweeters] A Very Dirty or Very Dark Flicker!

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 17:05:29 PST 2015


Joan,
It looks to me like a sooty flicker, that is, one that roosted in a chimney.
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 4:29 PM, Joan Miller <jemskink at gmail.com> wrote:


> Tweets,

>

> This incredibly dark Red-Shafted Flicker visited my suet today. I saw it

> the other day but wasn't able to photograph it then. Luckily today I

> happened to look out and see it today!

>

> What the heck is going on? Has anyone ever seen such a dark Flicker? It

> looks like it took a bath in an oil spill. Only by the shape, size, tail,

> and tell-tale red moustache could I tell it was a Flicker.

>

> I've posted photos: I hope you can them.I'm new to Flickr!

>

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/103959334@N02/sets/72157649786583628/

>

> Joan Miller

> West Seattle

> jemskink at g mail dot com

>

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