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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Northern Flickers "anting"

While Northern Flickers are common visitors to the suet feeder at the Seattle BirdCam, they also engage in "anting" behavior, looking for insects and other food on the ground. You can tell by the "moustache" that this is a male.

Here's a pair of Flickers anting. The female is on the left.


Blogger Bill said...

Hi, Leanne!

I haven't seen any dropoff in the number of chickadees at my feeder. They should be here all year round. It's a mystery to me why they would vanish from your area!


10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're back now, but not as often. Maybe they found other feeding sites? They used to come around almost all day, lucky if they come 3 times, weird. There was a Sharp shinned hawk on the light pole across the street a few times, too bad it didnt scare the squirrels away..The Chickadees must have seen it, too..

Leanne in Magnolia

12:08 PM  

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