Male Northern Flicker
This is only the second time I have seen this woodpecker in my yard.
Last summer, two came, stayed the day and were gone.
These pictures were taken on August 15, 2012 during this years visit.
Two came, stayed the day and I have not seen them since!!
They stayed on the ground the entire time,
"flickering" through the grass looking for food.
They are hard to miss,
the bright red heart on the back of his head is remarkable!!
Sharing today with Clytie at Random Hearts