Date: 2/27/17 1:10 pm From: A & S Hill <60stops2home...> Subject: [obol] Intergrade Northern Flicker in Kalama, Washington
During the snow flurries today, I noticed a male and female pair of Flickers on the suet feeder. The male showed all the typical marks of a Red-Shafted: orange-red underwing, white rump, black breast band, spotted belly, red malar, gray face and throat.
With one additional feature: red crescent on nape.
The feeder is far away from the house. Wish I had a camera on my binoculars. I watched him for 5 minutes before I thought I might have a chance to actually photograph him. Nope. He flew off as soon as I got the telephoto lens and camera out.