Thursday, July 30, 2009

A baby flicker?

Look what's rolling in!!
Hey Grandpa - What do you think this is? I know the picture is pretty blurry I took it through the window so I wouldn't spook the pair. They had a very brightly colored yellow belly and big black bib like a northern flicker but no red patch on their head at all. I know that they are babies and their coloring is going to change but even pictures of yellow shafted flickers don't have that bright yellow belly and eye stripe. We do have a pair of flickers that have a nest in a dead tree out back. They were about the size of a grown robin.


Joannof10 said...

Looks like a fledgling meadowlark, Jenny!! They are in the flicker family and act a lot like flickers but they have that yellow coloring!
Good "catch"

Stacy said...

Josie great job on being an awesome soccer player and scoring those goals! You look great in your uniform too!!! (love the cloud photo)

The Parenti Family said...

very pretty little bird. I have never seen anything like that around here. Donna thought that it was some kind of wren, but we really weren't sure. Sounds like your Aunt knows though!
Miss you all!
love ya's