At one time this bird was called the yellow-shafted flicker to distinguish it from its western relative, the red-shafted flicker, but both are now considered the same species. The flicker is a large bird, 12 to 14 inches long, that flashes yellow under the wings and tail in flight. It displays a black patch across the top of its spotted breast and a red crescent on its nape. The male has a black moustache. Flickers are often seen on the ground feeding on insects. The call is a loud “wick, wick, wick” and sometimes a squeaky “flick-a, flick-a.”
And... the next thing I did was bake a cake. This was an experiment and had a satisfactory ending. I took a white cake mix, used whole eggs instead of just the whites, added one cup of water and 1/4 cup of canola oil and THEN mixed in a package(dry) of strawberry Jello! Of course we have already tasted it. The icing wasn't really necessary, but I had already prepared it. YUM! It was very light and tender and very tasty! Saved a piece for the trash collector and one for my brother.
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