Monday, January 8, 2018

A Look at Wilde Lake in the Freeze // A Flicker Visits

Photos of Wilde Lake were taken yesterday afternoon. The only birds on the "water" were the usual ring-billed gulls (with evidence of geese).

Yesterday morning, the suet block attracted another irregular visitor to my feeders. This is a northern flicker, a woodpecker common in our woods which forages on the ground for insects. The bird's tongue is visible in my photo as he enjoys the suet. (The black malar or cheek stripe indicates a male.)