Northern Flicker nesting near Bashara Boathouse!

May 9, 2012 in Nearby Landbirds

Nothern Flickers are relatively large memebrs of the Woodpecker family.  They typically spend more time feeding on the ground than other woodpeckers.  Flickers enjoy ants as well as other insects.  The Flicker nest in tree cavities.  Male and female take turns incubating the eggs and alternating at intervals during the day.  Flickers usuallyhave about 6-8 eggs in a normal breeding cycle.  The male Flicker has a black mustache and this female lacks the black mustache.  Stay tuned for chicks to hopefully arrive shortly!