We've been trying to encourage some grass to grow in our rather poor excuse for a back lawn. As a result, we've been a bit more conscious of the state of it recently. In particular, we noticed a lot of small holes in various parts of it - almost forming a grid in places. Although, we know that the main problem is that there isn't much in the way of grass to hold things together, we did wonder what creatures were digging the holes.
The other morning I found out - when I spotted two flickers pecking away in exactly the areas we'd seen all the holes.
I wasn't too upset since they mostly eat ants - and certainly are not interested in the seeds we had spread.
Later we saw four flickers and Exile #2 also caught the actual yard-digging culprit in the act - it was a squirrel.