Hunting Circles

flickertail eating insects in my back yard

Eating Alone, Today

Yesterday, Al and I found the dogs barking at feathers strewn, blowing away in the breeze, in the back yard near the garden where birds often feed. From the albeit scant remains, it was apparent that a Northern Flickertail had been attacked and carried off by one of the three raptors that circle the extended neighborhood nearly every afternoon.

This morning, only one of the Flickertails showed up to search the back yard for insects.

Flickertail woodpeckers feed extensively on the ground and enjoy eating ants, crickets and other insects found in the yard and garden.

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