Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist


Northern Flickers mostly eat ants. This is the first time I’ve seen them during the winter and eating suet…they’re too large for this suet feeder making it an awkward challenge for them to get at the food.

Northern Flicker


12 responses

  1. Allow me to be the first to comment on these great Northern Flicker photos of yours. Boy, if you ever get that longer lens, you’re gonna be in seventh heaven, being able to get closeups. I like that second one with the feathers spread out. We have seen several at the parks around here, but I never have seen one at our feeders at the house. But our habitat is wrong at the house anyway.

    January 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

  2. Hermoso, mi hermana.
    Espero que usted está teniendo un buen domingo.

    January 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    • melissakoski

      Grazie a mio fratello caro. Fue un largo Domingo.

      January 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm

  3. Oh I love me some flickers! They are one of the first bird species that got me into bird watching many years ago :)

    January 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    • melissakoski

      I remember I was in awe of their spots.

      January 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm

  4. melissakoski

    Thanks Bob. When I saw the few frames of the feathers spread I wished for the longer lens and cleaner windows!

    January 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm

  5. Mom

    Love these! I have only seen one in real life and that was in the early spring.

    January 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  6. I’ve never even heard of a flicker – thankyou!

    January 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm

  7. Love the flickers, thanks for sharing. I like the one sneaking up on the woodpecker. I see these at our local refuge :)

    January 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm

  8. great delicate shots!

    January 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  9. Nice shots of the flickers. Such cool looking birds.
    Cheers from north of the Arctic Circle!

    February 3, 2012 at 12:02 am

    • melissakoski

      I can’t get over how cool they look. Hello from way way south! I’m going to appreciate gaining an hour of light this month and every moment of our above freezing temperatures with you in mind.

      February 3, 2012 at 12:08 am


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