Flicker Letting The Chips Fall Where They May

2016-12-07T12:07:53+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Birds, Clark County, Idaho, Northern Flickers, Targhee National Forest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I could hear the Northern Flicker excavating inside the nesting cavity and when he would stop he would appear with a bill full of shavings and forcefully eject them from the cavity.

Male Northern Flicker in its nesting cavity

2016-12-07T12:11:07+00:00 June 20th, 2013|Categories: Birds, Madison County, Montana, Northern Flickers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I was photographing some Pine Siskins along a road in Madison County, Montana when this male Red-shafted Northern Flicker stuck his head out of his nesting cavity in an Aspen and surprised me.