Northern Flickers aren’t rare birds, but I generally don’t see them around the house in the winter, and generally when I see them, they fly off, so it has always been difficult for me to get a good photo of them. Yesterday, I looked out of the kitchen window and noticed this one on the peanut butter log. It was close enough for me to get a shot at it with the zoom on my camcorder through the window. I was impressed at just how colorful they are close up.
It seems all the critters around here love peanut butter. My peanut butter log (just a piece of wood with some holes drilled into it, that I fill with peanut butter) is a big hit with Downy, and Hairy woodpeckers, Red breasted Nuthatches, and Chickadees. Deer and Squirrels (both regular and Flying) also love peanut butter. Obviously, I go through a lot of peanut butter every winter.