Decided to work with color and pattern tonight, then rummaging through a box of pulled images I came across this Flicker bird. He just seemed to complete the page in my mind. Flickers are big, noisy birds that I believe are part of the woodpecker family -- and their plumage is even more outrageous than their black and white brothers. They have a raucous call -- brash is the word that comes to mind -- and is either grating or startling to the ear. One of my favorite birds to see in the woods.