014 by henry wall, on Flickr Maybe this will help to show that the bottom bird is not a Northern Flicker. The bottom bird flew off of that branch and there was no red under it`s wings. Both photos are along the same road with the sun to right . Plus the other has 3 toes.
Hank, I have a program on my computer that can brighten a photo and when I did that it showed quite well the fieldmarks for a flicker. The poor lighting never helps any of us when we're identifying something! I've been there countless times too. I did not want to edit and post your photo without your permission so that's why I've not posted it unless you'd like me to.
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)