Dig dig dig

So this is a different male than the intergrade I’ve encountered a few times. You can see just the tiniest hint of red on the back of his head — whether that’s normal variation for red-shafted, or his great-great-great-grandpappy was yellow-shafted, I can’t say

   26 May 2021
   West End
   1/500s    f/5.6   300mm   ISO 250
Northern flicker digging