Feeding the Chicks!

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This Is a male Yellow Shafted Flicker...a member of the woodpecker family. I recently returned to a tree that I had observed Eastern Bluebirds nesting in last season. This year there's a family of Yellow Shafted Northern Flickers using the cavity. I observed from a distance, the edge of the ditch , the tree is on private property. In this frame the male takes a break from feeding the young ones and shows off his brilliant red plumage on the backside of its head.
Taken By
Greg McIntosh
Taken On
June 12, 2023
northern flicker nesting chicks nature wildlife bird tree ontario animal beak woodpecker Bird Beak Trunk Phasianidae Feather
  • Focal: 840
  • Lens Model: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
  • Shutter speed: 0.003125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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