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Anxious for Dinner
12-JUN-2010 Racine Erland

Anxious for Dinner

Southern Vancouver Island

This nest has three Northern Flicker chicks, almost ready to fledge, and they're all hungry! It took several visits to find a time frame when the light was bright enough on this nest to get a good shot, and it only lasted for 1/2 and hour. Northern Flicker facts: Young are raised in nest cavities, 6 to 16 feet from the ground. After hatching the nestlings remain safely in the nest for 24 to 27 days, where both parents feed the young. After fledging, the young continue to be fed by both parents and quickly learn how to forage for food on their own. ~ Washington Nature Mapping

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hge5425-Jun-2010 21:34
Outstanding image. With the weather we have had this June I am surprised that you got any good light.
lou_rozensteins17-Jun-2010 05:19
Beautiful details. Very well done.
borisalex17-Jun-2010 03:47
You got the right moment,was worth the wait! Beautiful light! V.
deborahcuming16-Jun-2010 20:00
well worth the wait for perfection! beautiful! I enjoy your "facts' very much as well. V
J. Scott Coile16-Jun-2010 16:39
What an excellent little spot of light.
Jim Coffman16-Jun-2010 14:47
Beautiful light and great image.