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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   US  Nikonian since 19th May 2009 Wed 13-Mar-13 10:03 PM
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"Is this a Northern Flicker?"



Can someone tell me what bird this is? I've never seen it in my backyard before (Boston area).
Thanks much.
Dennis


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Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker? aolander Silver Member
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aolander Silver Member  Nevis, US  Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006 Wed 13-Mar-13 10:15 PM
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Yes

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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   US  Nikonian since 19th May 2009 Wed 13-Mar-13 10:18 PM
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Thanks much. The colors didn't quite match what I saw on line but good to know.
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aolander Silver Member  Nevis, US  Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006 Thu 14-Mar-13 03:41 AM
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There is a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker and a Red-shafted, eastern and western variants respectively. Your photo is of the Yellow-shafted. They have different head markings, so you may have seen images of the Red-shafted.

Forgot to mention earlier that there are male/female differences, too.

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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   US  Nikonian since 19th May 2009 Thu 14-Mar-13 11:38 AM
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I think you're right - it was the head marking that was different.
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Gamecocks Silver Member  Joanna, US  Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010 Wed 13-Mar-13 10:53 PM
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It's a very good shot of a Northern Flicker.

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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   US  Nikonian since 19th May 2009 Wed 13-Mar-13 11:09 PM
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Thanks much.
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larrycurrlymoe Silver Member  Calgary, CA  Nikonian since 13th Feb 2009 Thu 14-Mar-13 01:40 AM
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+1
These can be tough bids to get this kind of clarity on. Nicely done.

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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   US  Nikonian since 19th May 2009 Thu 14-Mar-13 02:55 AM
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It was lucky that I had just put my 2x TC on a 300mm and was fooling around!
Got some better shots without the distracting stuff on the left - but that's the basic idea.
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cockers Silver Member  Plover, US  Nikonian since 25th May 2006 Thu 14-Mar-13 12:47 PM
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Nice capture!

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Brian_S   Thunder Bay, CA  Registered since 28th Jan 2011 Fri 15-Mar-13 02:40 AM
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nice shot of a bird that i find tough to get close to

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massulo Moderator Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Tampa/Lutz, US  Nikonian since 07th May 2002 Fri 15-Mar-13 01:39 PM
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Very nice and a great catch light too...



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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   US  Nikonian since 19th May 2009 Fri 15-Mar-13 01:43 PM
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Thanks! Nice to see a new species in my backyard

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danshep Silver Member  Olympia, US  Charter Member Sat 16-Mar-13 09:51 PM
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It is a Northern Flicker, but the Eastern variety. And it is a male.

In the West, our flicker has the red in a stripe, below his bill. The female does not have the red.



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