What is it?
A female and offspring have appeared in my yard, they are the size of doves, grey brown in colour, with long bill.
They have a red patch on the back of the head, and a black patch on the breast, with a white patch near the tail.
What are they?
I can tell you with almost absolute certainty, that what you are seeing are "Northern Flickers" which are a type of Woodpecker, but they do spend a lot of time on the ground, rather than looking for food in the trees.
I have posted a picture of one on here - let me know if this is what you saw.
Have a great day!