Is it a woodpecker? Look carefully. It may be a flicker!

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By David Hawke, 1310 News, June 3, 2019

Here's a new one for you... "When is a woodpecker not a woodpecker? When it's a flicker!" No? Well maybe you need to brush up on your bird watching humour. Or I need to avoid trying to be humourous.

Notwithstanding the above statement, let me illuminate you with some woodpecker lore.

There are indeed several species in the neighbourhood, including hairy, downy, pileated, red-headed, and red-bellied woodpeckers as well as the yellow-bellied sapsucker; on their winter migration you might be lucky enough to observe a black-backed or three-toed woodpecker.https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/is-it-a-woodpecker-look-carefully-it-may-be-a-flicker-1486422