Gorgeous photos by Cindy Knoke.
The Northern Flicker is a type of woodpecker.
In the western US, Flickers have red cheeks and tail feathers, but in the east they have yellow accents.
This guy was so relaxed around me, he started snoozing while I was photographing him,
and then hopped over for a closer look!
I photographed him in The San Bernardino Mountains, near Big Bear Lake California.
These photos were taken before the region was hit with five major storms, leaving several feet of snow and alleviating the drought.
Cheers To you from snowy & birdie, Southern California~