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I have come to love this woodpecker with the splash of orange under its tail and wings, that is as at home on the ground around our house as it is in the trees. I wasn't familiar with the Northern Flicker before I was introduced to them here in Seattle. A pair of them used to regularly drill our chimney cap in the mornings, as if it was their personal gong to summon the neighborhood to life. They also called their own name, "Flicker, flicker!" I was walking down Nob Hill St. when I saw this fellow perched in such a way that I could play around with the Space Needle beyond.