Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker - another new bird
Sunday, February 11, I saw an odd looking flicker in my backyard. It was different from the Red-shafted ones I have been studying for years in the back yard. A few photographs and research confirmed that it was indeed a male Yellow-shafted flicker.
It had the black cheeks instead of red.
It had the red chevron on the back of its neck instead of a plain neck
And it had the yellow tail and wings. This was a lifetime bird for me. It is always fun to see a new bird and to be able to study it.