A big part of the fun in owning a wild bird store is that I get to hear what people are seeing in their backyards from all over the area. So I can usually tell when someone has a wildbird sighting that is unusual, or one of the seasonal migrants have returned.
So I can very comfortably say the Northern Flickers are back. I’ve had no less than 3 customers in the past 8 hours that the store has been open reporting that they have seen flickers. In fact one customer had eight of them in his yard. We even had 2 Wednesday evening when I got home from the store.
Keep an eye out, more are on the way!