Date: 1/23/18 5:51 pm From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] What do y'all make of this woodpecker?
I have one like this currently at my house in Longmont this year and I have a pic from Jan 2015 of a similar bird. They are too flighty to get a good photo. Below is a Gilded Flicker form Phoenix.
Also, I have have scrub jays on a few occasion at Coyote Run OS in Louisville.
[image: Inline image 1]
On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 1:53 PM, Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> wrote:
> > Hey, folks. Check out this woodpecker, which I photographed yesterday, > Mon., Jan. 22, at the Lake Park Open Space, Boulder County: > > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M5YVk0vYwAI/Wmeb4Yt8BYI/AAAAAAAAWUU/EIwMKSCy5745z3VSQVY6uu48lyRIq3rIQCLcBGAs/s1600/99-8%2Bflicker.jpg> > > > If this photo were from, oh I dunno, Yuma, Arizona, or somewhere, wouldn't > we call this a male Gilded Flicker? It's got the all-brown crown, the > extensive black tail tips, the big black oval on the breast, the pale back, > and of course the telltale red malar and bright yellow in the wing and > tail. I well realize that we're not in Yuma. But, other than the > probabilistic argument, can anybody talk me away from the ledge of calling > this a Gilded Flicker? > > Sorry, I have no other photos. When I was in the field, I assumed I was > looking at a Red-shafted x Yellow-shafted. I will say that two impressions > struck me at the time: (1) the truly yellow hues to the wings and tail; (2) > a sweetness and wimpiness about the *whirrr* flushing call. > > > Also of interest at the Lake Park Open Space was a flock of 10 Steller's > Jays. This is the same place that for several years was the easternmost > outpost in Boulder County for Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay. > > > Ted Floyd > > Lafayette, Boulder County > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/cobirds/<5ab6af7f-132d-46d6-b5a1-ef817198447e...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/<5ab6af7f-132d-46d6-b5a1-ef817198447e...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >