Mr. and Mrs Flicker

Joined
Oct 27, 2006
Messages
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Location
Tierra Verde, Florida
Hi All,

My Mom is visiting for 10-days so I've had little time to visit the forums, much less shoot.

Brian Small visited me a couple of weeks ago during his swing through Florida to shoot these Flickers and some shorebirds. We had great hopes for this nest and were looking forward to shooting the chicks and their feedings. Sadly, a good friend of mine visited the nest early this week and he found Crows inside the nest. Apparently they ate the chicks and the Flickers were nowhere to be found. A couple of days later his wife found the decomposing remains of one of the Flickers nearby.

Thanks for looking!

Best,

Jose

D200 - Borg 76ED 500mm @ F5.6 - SB600 Flash - Tripod


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Joined
Jan 25, 2005
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Location
Alabama
I still haven't been able to get a decent shot off at the Flickers that live in my area. This one is excellent. Sad to hear about this year's chick though. :frown:
 
Joined
Mar 31, 2005
Messages
14,469
Location
Toronto Canada
Excellent photo, sad story. Mother Nature works in mysterious ways sometimes, and it's difficult for us to accept.
 
Joined
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Location
Sandwich Ma.
It amazing that small birds survive as well as they do as it seems their nests are always a target for some predator. It would be interesting to know the survial rate of a small bird species as we do keep a count on our N.Y. Eagles.
Lou
 

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