When another car approached, this Flicker (a fairly large woodpecker) turned and rose in flight with a yellow flash of its wings, only a hint of which is shown here along the fine yellow edges of this bird's wing and tail.
Her wings and tail, I should say. The distinguishing feature between males and females in these Flickers (Yellow Shafted, from my books) is the black moustache males sport, which is absent here.
|Northern Flicker, wind ruffling the feathers|
of her spotted breast. © SB
What is this? A Northern Flicker (Yellow Shafted Flicker)
Location: Along Seven Bridges Road, north of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo date: August 10, 2012.