Northern Flicker (First of Nest Series)

Posted by ADKShooter on Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:10 am

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Nikon D500, Nikon 500mm F5.6 pf
ISO 1600, 1/4000s, F10

While waiting in a blind to capture shots at the Flicker's nest, this adult male Flicker landed right in front of me, on a nearby branch of an apple tree it was using as a staging site, before flying to the nest.  Before having a chance to change any settings I swiveled the tripod head and quickly took a few shots, before he flew to the nest. This is the first in a series of images of the comings and goings of this Flicker family as it raised it's young.

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by david fletcher on Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:37 pm
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Lovely shot and opportunity taken Warren. Love the large view.
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by peter makuch on Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:43 pm
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a nice one with fresh leaves that have not been eaten by the buds which makes it a presentable image, WARREN blinds really work well.

by Jim_B on Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:39 pm
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The Flicker landed in a nice spot and your quick thinking captured it beautifully!
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by paul fletcher on Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:46 pm
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Wonderful image, including a nice pose and perch.

by Karl Egressy on Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:55 am
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Nice image of the female.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:24 am
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Neat setting for this species and he posed nicely for you.
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by ADKShooter on Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:30 pm
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Karl Egressy wrote:
Nice image of the female.

It's a male, Karl. The female lacks the black mustache otherwise they are more or less identical.

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