Flickers arrived on our property last week and the sounds of them pecking trees, telephone poles and roof tops, made me thing of the time I captured this image along the shores of the Fraser River. I watched this flicker come and go from her nest and I remember marveling at how perfectly sized the entrance to her home was. As you can see, it’s the perfect fit!
I also remember talking to Keren Wiebe, a researcher who had been studying and banding flickers for 12 years in the grasslands. She told me about a flicker she had banded that had migrated east to Newfoundland instead of going west to the Pacific Ocean and then south for the winter months. What an adventure! I bet she just ignored her GPS and took off for a trip and adventure of a lifetime! Good for her! I wonder if she ever came back to the Cariboo Chilcotin…or did she stay in Newfoundland…or did she take off on yet another adventure!
My kind of bird!!