Northern Flicker*
Colaptes auratus cafer
 (L 12.5" WS 20" WT 4.6 oz)
One of the few wood-
peckers that migrate.
Aguas Caliente
16Nov09
*red-shafted (western) race.
Sweetwater Wetlands
13Nov09
I heard the woodpecker pecking.
The bluebird tenderly sing;
I turned and looked out of the window.
And lo, it was spring!
(Maurice Thompson)
Note: red-shaft