Saturday, July 23, 2016

Northern Flicker

A little wildlife this morning, while walking the dogs.
Though technically a kind of woodpecker, the Flicker will eat seeds, wild grapes, poison ivy berries, flies, butterflies, beetles and snails. About 40% of their diet is made up of ants, and they can sometime be seen stabbing into ant mounds to get larva.  They are common on suet blocks in the winter.

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