Northern Flicker Eating at the Bird Feeder

Sun 01 January 2017 by Tom Lightfoot

This is the first of hopefully many postings in the Garden category.

As it is an unusually snowy winter this season, there isn't much going on gardening-wise but there is lots of bird activity at the peanut feeders that we've set out. We get lots of action from bush tits, chickadees, junkos, house finches, downy woodpeckers and starlings. On the week before Christmas I shot some video of a northern flicker at the feeder. The feeder makes this bird seem huge. Normally they eat ants but with the cold weather they need all the nutrition they can get!