On Tuesday, SA(6) and I read about the "Yellow Flicker" (Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker) in the Burgess Bird Book. It was one of our last narrations for his grade one school year.
On Wednesday, we saw a bird in the backyard. "It can't be," I thought. But it was! We had never seen one of these in our backyard before.
What's a woodpecker doing on the ground? The northern flicker likes ants and beetles, and often drills into the ground for them and their larvae in the same way other woodpeckers drill into trees.