Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR VISION - BY SPECIALTY Wildlife (Public) topic #153756
View in linear mode

Subject: "Is this a Northern Flicker?" Previous topic | Next topic
dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Wed 13-Mar-13 09:03 PM
750 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
"Is this a Northern Flicker?"


US
          

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


Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Attachment #1, (jpg file)

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Replies to this topic
Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
aolander Silver Member
13th Mar 2013
1
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
dhmiller Silver Member
13th Mar 2013
2
     Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
aolander Silver Member
14th Mar 2013
7
          Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
dhmiller Silver Member
14th Mar 2013
8
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
Gamecocks Silver Member
13th Mar 2013
3
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
dhmiller Silver Member
13th Mar 2013
4
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
larrycurrlymoe Silver Member
14th Mar 2013
5
     Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
dhmiller Silver Member
14th Mar 2013
6
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
cockers Silver Member
14th Mar 2013
9
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
Brian_S
15th Mar 2013
10
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
massulo Gold Member
15th Mar 2013
11
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
dhmiller Silver Member
15th Mar 2013
12
Reply message RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?
danshep Silver Member
16th Mar 2013
13

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Wed 13-Mar-13 09:15 PM
3202 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#1. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 0


Nevis, US
          

Yes

Alan

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Wed 13-Mar-13 09:18 PM
750 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#2. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 1


US
          

Thanks much. The colors didn't quite match what I saw on line but good to know.
Dennis

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Thu 14-Mar-13 02:41 AM
3202 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#7. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 2
Thu 14-Mar-13 12:50 PM by aolander

Nevis, US
          

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.

Alan

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

            
dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Thu 14-Mar-13 10:38 AM
750 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#8. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 7


US
          

I think you're right - it was the head marking that was different.
Dennis

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Wed 13-Mar-13 09:53 PM
982 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#3. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 0


Joanna, US
          


It's a very good shot of a Northern Flicker.

John

Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. <><

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Wed 13-Mar-13 10:09 PM
750 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#4. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 3


US
          

Thanks much.
Dennis

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
larrycurrlymoe Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Feb 2009Thu 14-Mar-13 12:40 AM
283 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#5. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 3


Calgary, CA
          

+1
These can be tough bids to get this kind of clarity on. Nicely done.

larrycurrlymoe: not just a funny moniker, I can't dance either!

turbostrackandtour.blogspot.com

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

        
dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Thu 14-Mar-13 01:55 AM
750 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#6. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 5


US
          

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.
Dennis

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 14-Mar-13 11:47 AM
4229 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#9. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 0


Plover, US
          

Nice capture!

Al

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
Brian_S Registered since 28th Jan 2011Fri 15-Mar-13 01:40 AM
614 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#10. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 9


Thunder Bay, CA
          

nice shot of a bird that i find tough to get close to

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

massulo Gold Member Nikonian since 07th May 2002Fri 15-Mar-13 12:39 PM
10528 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#11. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 0


Tampa/Lutz, US
          

Very nice and a great catch light too...



Preston-(The Tampa Nikonian)..D300


-One does not know what one is missing - until you miss it..



My Website

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
dhmiller Silver Member Nikonian since 19th May 2009Fri 15-Mar-13 12:43 PM
750 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#12. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 11


US
          

Thanks! Nice to see a new species in my backyard

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

danshep Silver Member Charter MemberSat 16-Mar-13 08:51 PM
1314 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
#13. "RE: Is this a Northern Flicker?"
In response to Reply # 0


Olympia, US
          


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.



"Today is the tomorrow that yesterday you spent money like there was no"

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR VISION - BY SPECIALTY Wildlife (Public) topic #153756 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.