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Northern flickers on stump

Posted by Jennifer Sigmon,
North Country explorer from Asbury Park NJ
September 30, 2023

While I was on my morning walk here on Black Lake, I noticed a group of flickers seeming to check out the various boxes around our property. I was happy that I had my camera handy when these two males were competing over the tasty snacks in this old tree stump. The approaching flicker is showing off his yellow under feathers that give them their name "Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker"