[Tweeters] Northern flickers

Marcia Ian gnudle at icloud.com
Mon Sep 24 19:00:11 PDT 2018


I was watching two Northern flickers in a tree near my suet feeders. I couldn’t see through the branches exactly what they were doing, but it looked like the larger, female might be feeding the other, slightly smaller but sleek and shiny and mature looking. They were doing head bobbing and intimate looking curlicues, but I couldn’t see whether there was a food transfer. Isn’t this late in the season for such activities?

Wondering,
Marcia Ian
Bellingham WA


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