Sunday, May 2, 2010

Northern Flicker from Garret Mountain

The Northern Flicker is one of our favorite types of woodpeckers found in New Jersey. We get plenty of red-bellied woodpeckers and downy woodpeckers in our yard. We get an occasional hairy woodpecker and other members of the woodpecker family including yellow-bellied sapsuckers and white-breasted nuthatches. The suet feeders and seed keep most of these woodpeckers coming back. A downy woodpecker has even made a home in a hollowed out tree limb. However, the northern flicker doesn't come to our feeders but stops by occasionally to eat insects off the ground or trees. Here are two photos of this bird that we took at Garret Mountain this weekend.
Northern Flicker from Garret Mountain

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Anonymous jon said...


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May 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We definately have Pileated and Northern Flickers in Mercer County, NJ. Don't see the Pileated at my feeders but see them in the woods. Lots of Downy and Red-bellied at my feeders and an occasional Flicker.

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