Northern Flicker Family

While watching nesting loons, I kept hearing squeaky noises behind me. I turned my kayak toward the shoreline and saw this Northern Flicker feeding chicks!

Coming in for a soft landing

Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Coyote Trailhead. Northern Flicker returning to aspen tree hole nest with food for fledgling.


This trio of juvenile Northern Flickers were playing chase through the trees. Then decided to take a break for a cool drink of water from the spring.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology