August Bird: Northern Flicker

Aug 5, 2015 by

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During the summer you might see a large brownish bird on your lawn or on the edge of the road. The Northern Flicker is a woodpecker, but ants are their preferred food. Their plumage, both male and female is subtle and beautiful. Patterns everywhere you look with yellow wing linings and a bright white butt visible when in flight.

You can attract them to your yard, along with other woodpeckers, with a suet or peanut feeder. Suet from the grocery store meat counter is best. The prepared suet blocks get ripped apart by squirrels instantly.

For more info and to hear their jungle-like call visit: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_flicker/id

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