A red-shafted northern flicker (Colaptes auratus cafer) feeds its young in its nest in the Arboretum, Seattle, Washington. male, and though partially in shadow one can see the black malar stripe Birds of eastern Canada. This youngster Over the next few days I’d hear calls of adult and baby flickers around the garden. Click the link below for descriptive material provided by I’m not sure if the culprit was the returning squirrel, the neighbour’s cat, or my buddies the crows. She immediately stopped flapping and I put her in the box with the lid on. Sitemap. 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I try to put in the perspective of the circle of life and all that, but I must say I was pretty sad. nape scarlet, back brownisli and bhick, ruinj) white ; under surface of win^s and tail yeUow : sides of throat and l)n'ast-|)atch black ; belly spotted with black. For as large as they are (slightly larger than American Robin, similar The parents were such fierce guardians, and the babies seemed safe in their tree fortress. Copyright complaints  ~   But then I noticed that the scrap of towel I’d put in the box to pad it had become a bit unraveled, and a thread was wrapped around the flicker. reason is simple. You might need to arm yourself with a cup of tea and take a comfy seat before settling in to read. However, I took a deep breath and let her go in the back garden, where there’s lots of cover. Here’s the dad, holding the fort against a marauding squirrel. Northern Flicker female. All juveniles, regardless of male or female, have a black malar stripe. Apart from never wanting to be in a studio again, he seemed fine as he soared off in the direction he’d been rescued from. Luckily he finally made its way to a window that I could open for him. -'-"^ rci«->f.'fs A. Red-headed Woodpecker (p. 141 J. 1411 Juvenile Adult. Here are the siblings playing around in the lilac tree. Male Female. No wonder there were so many sounds coming out of there! In fact, they were the runners-up in the recent vote to elect an official bird to represent the city.