The northern flicker is part of the Woodpecker family and one of the hardest in my opinion to get a good photograph of.. I find they are usually on the ground in high grasses flicking away.. I set up on this area waiting for this guy to get into an open spot.. several ants and bugs later it Popped up and gave me a 2 second window for photographs..
I think the flicker is one of the most stunning woodpeckers around, and also one of the toughest to shoot. Nice lighting showing its beautiful plumage.
Thank you Emil,, couldn’t agree more with you