[Tweeters] Another Intergrade Flicker

Joshua Glant josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 20:26:00 PDT 2015

Good evening Tweets,

Just uploaded four shots of the male intergrade Flicker I saw in my yard today! He'll be on eBird soon too.

Here's the album:

Good birding, Joshua Glant

Mercer Island, WA

Josh.n.glant at gmail.com

PS Thanks Christine Southwick for the response! I would say that the pure Yellow-shafteds come from further north, as they're the subspecies that spans most of Canada (except for the Pacific coast up to southern Alaska, which still gets Red-shafteds) and all of the United States east of the Rockies.

I had a pure male Yellow-shafted in my yard a couple winters ago! I just need to find my blurry documentation pic to upload. A great surprise for a school morning! :)

> On Sep 4, 2015, at 1:38 PM, Christine Southwick <clsouth at u.washington.edu> wrote:


> As far as I can tell, our Red-shafted Flickers go to where the Yellow-shafted Flickers live

> (higher elevation? other side of the mountains? further north?)(who travels? the males? or the females?),


> and when it is time for the young to disburse we start seeing them here.


> I would love to be able to see a full Yellow-shafted Flicker in my yard (I too have had intergrades in my yard--one of whom is banded).


> More study is needed....



> Christine Southwick

> N Seattle/Shoreline

> clsouthwick at q.com

> dOn Fri, 4 Sep 2015, Joshua Glant wrote:


>> Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:16:11 -0700

>> From: Joshua Glant <josh.n.glant at gmail.com>

>> To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

>> Subject: [Tweeters] Another Intergrade Flicker

>> Hello Tweets,


>> Just one hour ago, a male flicker was feeding at our suet. On a whim, I took a second look through my binoculars, and lo and behold - he was an Intergrade! He had the Red-shafted Flicker's red malar, but the heart-shaped red nape mark was thin but visible.


>> I got a few pictures, which I will upload to Flickr later and post a link. I look forward to learning more about the status and occurrence of these birds in Puget Sound! There are mysteries and curiosities around us everyday.


>> Good birding, Joshua Glant


>> Mercer Island, WA


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