This one is for Roger Tory Peterson who changed the world because of this bird.
The story of the flicker for those who don’t know it yet:
Very often a single bird will get a person started bird watching. In my case it was a flicker that I saw when I was eleven, which I thought was dead – it was just a bundle of brown feathers. All of a sudden it exploded into life. That was the crucial moment of my life. I was overwhelmed by the contrast between something that was so vital and something I had taken for dead. Ever since that day Iâ€™ve felt that birds are the most vivid expression of life. Birds symbolize freedom, and I think that is why bird watching is so important to so many people. – Roger Tory Peterson