Not “Unseen.” More like “Uncanny.”

On May 26, 2012, we published a post titled “Unseen.”┬áIt said Northern Flickers hadn’t been noticed much around here recently.

Separately, people who saw a Flicker and weren’t sure what kind of bird it was, went online to search for a picture that could help them identify it. They found our post with its photo, and the bird’s name.

Many sent us a comment to let us know. Seems Flickers weren’t “unseen” everywhere.

It’s normal for a post to get a few comments, but “Unseen” generated an uncanny number. Close to a hundred at last count.

And they still come in. Some in response to that 2012 post, and some to the one you’re reading now.

2. male Northern Flicker - ground feeding woodpecker 30 sep 2014 nama landfil_1 copy

Flickers are out there, even though experts have reported they’re declining.

Well, they’re not declining on this site. Here’s another picture.

Ray and Barbara from North Adams, Massachusetts were nice enough to send it.

Flickers may be scarce in our neck of the woods, but they’re still spotted.

5 Responses to “Not “Unseen.” More like “Uncanny.””

  1. Peg says:

    Flickers are so cool. I especially love their call. It seems so exotic when heard here in CT. Thinking back, I’d say the Northern Flicker is one of the birds that drew me to my fascination with birds.
    Rich & Rich, thank you for asking the question I’ve been afraid to. Two Fist, I’m so glad you’re not giving up this blog!

  2. Rich says:

    Had a slippage of brain cogs there. I’d better specify that I’m that other Rich, from Chicago.

    (From near Indian Boundary Park, more specifically, where a blue heron has been hanging out. Good times.)

  3. Rich says:

    I’ll watch this space. If you do come out with a book, I’ll buy it. And hold it in both fists while I read it.

  4. Two-Fisted Bird Watcher says:

    Thanks Rich. A summer slow-down. We’re hoping to pick up the pace. If we can get our act together, we might make some of this into a book. Meanwhile, thanks again for following the blog.
    Best,
    TFBW

  5. Maggid says:

    There was a pair living – seasonally – in a rotting limb of an old tree – some people here decided the tree was inconvenient – and called a tree service to remove it . . I was so upset . . about the bird family being displaced . . . there is a quiet walk I take to catch a bus . . and several times, there they were . . so i feel assured they are going to be okay . . and, i had the opportunity to enjoy them a few more times . . .

    needless to say, your post makes me happy. Thank you.

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