This flicker lives in an abandoned apple orchard at the base of the Bitterroot Mountains west of Victor, Montana. Usually they don’t hang around long enough for a photo, but today this one didn’t want to leave its meal giving me the opportunity to take this photo Jan. 4, 2010. It didn’t let me get very close, so this isn’t full frame, but it is pretty.
It was a fairly warm winter for us and you can see the red shoots on the apple tree branch.
Read more in my article Northern Flickers
Canon EOS 40D 1/320/s, f/5.6, ISO:400