Sunday, May 12, 2013

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker - Enjoying the View

On April 19, 2013 I saw a male flicker working on the nest hole for this nest.  A flicker was hard at work on April 27 and on May 7 I saw a flicker emerge from the nest hole and fly across the river.  Yesterday, on May 11, I saw the male poking his head out of the hole. I watched for about ten minutes. He seemed to be enjoying the view.  
The flicker has a eye membrane to protect the bird from flying pieces of wood. 

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