Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens 12-26-15 — While I was still in the parking lot, walking toward the entrance, I noticed a commotion coming from a window in one of the Huntington’s buildings. I was quite a distance away away, but could still tell that a flicker was having a bit of a dust-up with the window. I was too far away to tell what was really going on, but because the window was reflecting so brightly, I thought that maybe the flicker thought he was trapped and that the outside was on the other side of the window. But when I finally got the image on the computer it turned out that the flicker was carrying on a duel with his own reflection.

Posted by Tom Nord on 2015-12-26 20:53:04

Tagged: , red-shafted flicker , flicker , huntington library , bird , botanical gardens , northern flicker

Northern Flicker Mer 3-14-13

Northern Flicker Mer 3-14-13

A Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus (Red-Shafted) (probably a female…) seen in Applegate Park in Merced, CA. Taken by a Nikon F4s with a Promaster 100-400 lens (at 400) on Kodak Portra 400 film. Scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal done in Paint Shop Pro X2. Cropped heavily.

Life Sighting!

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2013-04-02 19:02:34

Tagged: , Northern Flicker , Colaptes auratus , Merced, CA , Nikon F4s , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Kodak , Portra 400 , geotagged