I had been hearing a distinctive bird call, but I couldn’t see the bird.
I spent a pleasant hour on the Cornell bird site, listening to bird calls. I found it at last–a flicker! They are members of the woodpecker family, and I’ve seen woodpeckers on the tree next door, but never a flicker.
I can hear them, though, so I know they are around. Evidently they like foraging on the ground, so I may need to look down instead of up…
I’m posting this early for Draw-A-Bird Day, which is coming up on August 8, hosted by Laura at CreateArtEveryday. I have family coming to visit so I’ll be taking a break. See you later in August!
You can hear the bird call here–it’s the rolling rattle call.