Western Flicker woodpecker, about 10" tail tip to beak tip. Maybe a little bigger. Light belly with dark round spots. Color orange in the tail feather shafts. They used to be red or yellow, and I think they cross-bred and we have orange. The long neck extension is not "normal" but is reaching for seeds. They like suet too,,

Flickers can be attracted by placing peanut hearts or sunflower seeds on a platform, the ground, or a large hopper feeder. They prefer to forage on the ground, which is why ground feeders are best. When insects are scarce, flickers can survive on any type of suet. Males call, drum, and display a variety of aggressive behaviors to protect their nesting areas, such as swinging their heads back and forth, flapping their wings, and spreading their tails to reveal their brightly colored undersides. Most courtship behaviors are comparable. A hole in a tree or a post serves as the nesting location, rarely... Read More