08 February 2013

Flickr Flicker

With my last post talking about flickers, how could I not follow up with this photo?

I took it today at our local patch, Don Nottoli Park, here in Elk Grove.

What is it?  Well, a screaming intergrade NOFL of course:

Maybe this is stupid... but I'm curious why all the intergrades I see here look mostly like Red-shafted.  Sure, Red-shafteds are abundant BUT I don't recall seeing intergrades out east that looked mostly like Yellow-shafted.  Anyone?  Are these F2 or F3 hybrids with mostly Red-shafted lineage?  Ok, I'd like to see more hybrids that look more like Yellow-shafted... there, I said it.