Northern Flicker (Four Photographs)

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We had heard about a flicker nest and walked by it several times. Only once did an adult visit it while we were there. Some people stood for hours waiting for an arrival or departure. There is always a lot to see in the nature reserve, so standing around for long periods almost never makes sense to me. The photographs pretty much tell the story. The patterns of color on the bird are very dramatic. I take most of my photographs in the reserve hand-held and this was one time I wish I had brought the tripod – for the sake of my arms! We have been back several times, one person said that they had seen the flicker again but for weeks the hole in the tree remained seemingly empty and then…. In my post this coming Monday you will see the chicks being fed and calling out for food.

Northern Flicker-3

Northern Flicker-4

Northern Flicker-2

15 responses

  1. Superb images. I love the one of the flicker peeking out of the tree. You’ve captured the plumage in wonderful detail. I get flickers visiting my bird feeder. They are gorgeous birds.


    August 16, 2015 at 10:38 am

  2. selah

    Great photos! I often hear them but can never get close enough.


    August 16, 2015 at 11:13 am

  3. Interesting red shape at the back of its head. Wonderful photos, Victor. Can’t wait to see the chicks.


    August 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  4. Great shots, the setting, character and markings so clear.


    August 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm

  5. Love these shots Victor. I especially like the one where he (or she) is poking its head out of the tree hole. Lots of personality in these images especially as a group!


    August 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm

  6. Fantastic shots of this extraordinary bird. That last capture with the red chevron is wonderful!


    August 16, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    • Thanks. Glad you like it. I debated about the one withe chevron but I liked it a lot.


      August 16, 2015 at 8:50 pm

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