Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Northern Flicker 5" x 7" acrylic

SOLD Northern Flickers always seem to startle me because I never see them until they fly. Once they are airborne the red underwing (it's yellow on the East Coast) makes them easily identifiable. Although they are woodpeckers, flickers mostly choose to forage on the ground for ants and other bugs, which makes them so hard to see. Here one briefly lands on a picket fence before moving on. The posture of the bird is what I found intriguing. My Website

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