As I was riding on the Greenbelt, I caught something off to my left and high in the tree. An old snag of a tree. There are many Mourning Doves around, but this looked so different. I stopped and used the 300mm lens to get these photos of what I believe are either a Red-Shafted Flicker or a Gilded Flicker. I lean more to the Red-Shafted Flicker because the flashing of white when it flies and the habitat of “… groves, river woods, open forest …”, (Peterson, A Field Guide To Western Birds, 1961) whereas the Gilded Flicker likes more of a desert habitat as in Sonora California. It’s just fun and exciting to ID these birds and to actually see them. They are so pretty.