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.

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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
>
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