Northern Flicker
Flickers are another member of the Woodpecker family. The Stokes book identifies two different variations, or "morphs": the Yellow shafted and Red shafted. Ours are Yellow shafted, but you are going to have to wait until we get a good picture of the male to identify them.
This is a female, which lacks the black line (Yellow shafted) or red line (Red shafted) extending from the base of their beaks back across their necks.
In summer of 2001, we saw what would have been a perfect picture. We had a family of four Fickers trolling for ants in the same area: Mom. Pop, and two immatures. Too bad we weren't set up then.