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PIC OF THE WEEK: 04/30/12 • PREVIOUS WEEKNEXT WEEKALL 2012 PICS

Bird Pic Of The Week

Northern Flicker

(Colaptes auratus)

Where: Richmond, VA • Glidewel Rd.

Notes: A few months ago, I noticed one of these lovely woodpeckers eating the hot pepper suet from a feeder hanging in my neighbors backyard. I heard its boisterous "ki-ki-ki-ki-ki-ki" call and saw its white rump-patch as it flew up into a nearby tree. Rarely had I seen this species at a feeder, but I made sure my suet feeder stayed full and hoped for a visit from this local beauty. I even moved one of the wireless security cameras over to keep an extra eye on that spot. Within a few days, I witnessed the first visit. A few days later, they were feeding two or three times a day. From there it was just a matter of patience, before an opportunity for a photograph would present itself. I captured the first images of the female (left) one morning by using the remote shutter trigger. But eventually, it took a few hours of sitting in the blind to get a shot of the male that captured his striking patterns and colors. The male Flicker has a black moustache draping downward from his chisel like beak. The Flicker is the state bird for Alabama. It was once named the Yellow-shafted Flicker because of the gold coloring on its wing and tail-feather's shafts.

Small Bird Photo 1
Female

Small Bird Photo 2

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Equipment: Canon EOS 40D • Canon 400mm f-5.6 Prime USM L Series Lens • Manfroto Tripod • Doghouse Blind

Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/125 second • Aperture = f 8 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: One Shot • Lens (Focal) Length = 400 mm • ISO = 400 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~12 Feet • Date Shot: 04-04-12

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