Day 091: Red Shafted Flicker

The migration for certain birds has finally reached northern Minnesota. While waterfowl are finding the paths north blocked due to the lack of ice free water, now that a large amount of our snow has finally melted certain “early arrivals” are working their way through the area including Red-Shafted Flickers. These woodpeckers spend a lot of their time on the ground, but startle easily. This bird was near me, but flew up into this nearby tree. Twas a photographic challenge … a cloudy day with brown (the Flicker’s plumage) on a brown background (bare tree branches).


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