Left Hand Valley Courier - All Local, All The Time

By Sharon Bokan
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Who's knocking on my house?

Dealing with flickers

Series: CSU Extension Boulder County | Story 20

March 31, 2021

Courtesy photo

The Northern Flicker aka Woodpecker

You'll know when they're back by their drumming on your roof vents or the side of your house (I spotted the first one this year on Feb. 22 pecking a telephone pole). You may love them or hate them when they cause damage to your house. Northern flickers, also known as woodpeckers, are migratory birds that winter in the southern United States and arrive back here around March.

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