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Black-backed Woodpecker nest site


Posted by ADKShooter on Mon Jul 25, 2022 4:49 pm

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Nikon D850, Zeiss 25mm F 2.0
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This will be the last of the series of my encounter with a Black-backed Woodpecker.  This image of the nest was captured the day after they fledged. Except for being as low as it was, it is a typical nest as this type of woodpecker almost always peels bark away from the excavation site and always makes a beveled bottom to the entry.  This presumably makes it easier to keep a toe hold since they only have three toes.

The image had to be taken with a wide angle lens to get in front of all the branches that would otherwise clutter the view. Although I was initially disappointed to be forced to use a wide angle on this image, in the end I found it effective to show the bird's habitat.

Moderators, if possible please keep this in the bird gallery since it's part of the series.

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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:04 pm
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It can definitely stay here Warren, its a vital part of the story and a nice illustration of their chosen habitat for the nest site.

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by ADKShooter on Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:52 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
It can definitely stay here Warren, its a vital part of the story and a nice illustration of their chosen habitat for the nest site.  

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Thanks Carol.  Appreciate it !    WG
 

by paul fletcher on Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:51 pm
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Something different, but most appropriate in conjunction with your Woodpecker series, Warren.
 

by david fletcher on Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:54 am
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Good to see this Warren. Thanks for sharing.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jul 26, 2022 2:03 pm
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Nice illustration of their nesting hole-a fine ending to a wonderful story. Write a book!
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:24 pm
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Thanks for sharing this series, great find and nice that the nest was almost at eye level.
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