Northern Flicker (Male) - Graphite on Paper
Copyright Nicole MacPherson, 2009
Flickers are great birds! These Woodpeckers are often found foraging on the ground. "Northern Flicker" was previously divided into two species - "Yellow Shafted" and "Red Shafted" Flicker. We get the Yellow-Shafted variety here, drawn by the Virginia Creeper vine. They stop by in spring, and stick around longer in the fall, when the berries are ripe. This male was sunbathing after eating some VC berries.