About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Northern Flicker woodpecker picture

Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Late summer is a good time to see Northern Flickers, a large, brown woodpecker with black bars on the back and wings and black polka dots on the chest under a black bib. Northern birds migrate to the southern parts of the range which just so happens to be mid-Michigan.

Keep your suet, peanut or seed cylinder feeders full for passing flickers. Northern Flickers don’t act like typical woodpeckers. They feed normally on ants and other insects on the ground but will feed more frequently at feeders as we move into the fall and winter.
 
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