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Old Apr 19, 2011, 7:09 PM   #1
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Default Northern Flicker Woodpecker

This Northerner has pecked itself a home in South Florida. In Green Cay Wetlands last Friday I came across it's hole in a palm tree, in Green Cay Wetlands. The bird did not give me a very good look before going back in it's nest. I will be watching for it on future visits.


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Old Apr 19, 2011, 7:54 PM   #2
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Hi Ed,


Actually, this is a good angle because you can see the yellow underside of the wings.

Looks like you used a flash with these. . .better beamer or some other intensifier?

Nice work finding this. We have quite a few Flickers in the area, but I've heard them more than seen them in the last few years. One day, quite a few years ago, I stumbled upon 5 Flickers in the same tree, but have never seen more than one at a time, either before or since.

Great work.

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Old Apr 19, 2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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Very nice shots! As I posted recently, Northern Flickers are common here, though the one I've seen around here is a different variety. I think they are very pretty, and I like your shots.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 5:54 AM   #4
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Another nest for you to keep up with! Great close approaches to a very shy bird (at least, the ones in our region are extremely shy...)
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 7:49 AM   #5
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Would like to see this one with the wings spread out - it looks like it could be quite spectacular !
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Woodpeckers have always amazed me, they must fly around with a constant headache or suffer from shaken baby syndrome. I have never gotten a good shot of one. I just can''t imagine how long it took to pound that hole into the palm tree.

Nice shots hope to see more in the future


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