We are keeping a backyard birding list this year. We have two feeders - one that holds 5L of seed with a perch that spins if too much weight (3 grackles+) is on it. The other is a nyger seed feeder that the goldfinches, chickadees, and nuthatches enjoy.
Today Skip spotted a male northern flicker digging around in the back yard.
According to the Sibley, "this species forages largely on the ground, feeding on ants. A large woodpecker, with long, slightly downcurved bill."
It is brownish with a barred back. Both sexes have a red crescent on the nape,
a black breast band,