Gilded Flicker in the Arizona Desert
Good grief, it’s been a month since I last caught up here on the blog. We have been so busy with shows, going back to Yuma to finish with the dentist, a few days in Ajo, sheesh. It’s been great!
We left Tubac after a five day art show on Monday, and went to one of our favorite spots. We just needed an in between spot for a few days to get laundry done, groceries, other business crap, all that. But….we had a pair of yellow shafted flickers right outside the RV. I have seen red shafted flickers in Wyoming, but a gilded shafted was all new to me. When I wrote this post I thought it was a yellow shafted flicker, but a friend on instagram corrected me that it is a gilded. So, that’s why the title of this post is corrected.
I only got to spend a day with this nesting pair, so lots of images on the blog today.
The male flicker was busy in the saguaro building the nest.
He would peek his head out, then disappear inside and I could hear Rat-a-tat-tat inside the cactus. He would also call to the female.
I wasn’t super lucky in the “in flight” department.
This was kinda cool though.
The twist and fly.
It was a really fun thing to see.