Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) woodpeckers are hot in San Francisco these days, what with all the attention they’re getting from City Lights Luminary and craigslist founder Craig Newmark and SFWeekly.
Here’s a female spotted two days back at the ”Blair Witchy“ Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve on University of California land above UCSF. Maybe she’s the life partner of the male Craig recently saw in his backyard located lower down the hill? Could be.
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Also known as a ”clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, or gawker bird.”
Love your polka dots, little Flicker.