by Richard R. Forget
(Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
What is the name of this bird? I never saw it before in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Perhaps climate warming have caused these birds to migrate to different parts of the continent.
They're very spooky and difficult to photogrpah.
I had to use the 300 mm lens on my Nikon dSLR to get these phntos.
I checked many websites but I cannot identify this bird.
Please help.Hello Richard, I think I have identified your mystery bird!
This is a Northern Flicker and you can see more pictures at this website Utah Birds.
You can find information about these ground-feeding members of the Woodpecker family, at this All About Birds website