Yesterday I walked over four miles while birding in three different locations in West Salem, yet in the end the best photo of the day was taken back home in the afternoon while sitting in my patio. I spotted this female flicker in our neighbor’s tree and quickly retrieved my camera from my den. You can easily see why this has been known as a Red-shafted Flicker. There was also such a bird as a Yellow-shafted Flicker. But currently the two flickers have been lumped together and both the Red and the Yellow are now recognized as the Northern Flicker.