Western Trail Flicker

  • WESTERN TRAIL FLICKER Submitted by Chic Burge (Summer 2018 Kinnikinnick)


    As we walked the Split Creek trail in  Liberty Lake Regional Park the other day, I noticed a  very unusual bird walking before me. 
    This bird is so unusual that you may never see it, or notice its peculiar ways. It is a Western  Trail Flicker. Never heard of it, you say. Remember, I said it was unusual. This unique bird is  well adapted to its surroundings, and is very comfortable in the mountains. It’s rather tall for  a bird, standing about 5’6”, with a fluffy head of blondish plume, that seems to have a mind all its own...

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