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Young Flicker at nest

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Shawn Zierman shared the nest location near my house but I had no idea I had to walk up to my knees in mud in a old beaver pond to get the photo. Shawn was impressed since he wore waders but I was little nervous since there were beaver size snapping turtles in the pond to and I was walking into the pond with bare feet. Thanks Shawn for the adventure and the nest location. There were also a Eastern Bluebird and several Tree Swallows nesting nearby. Hopefully we'll locate a Great crested Flycatcher nest that is most likely nesting in the area as well.

Mike

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Now that is a cute flicker! His head is almost more fuzzy and furry than feathery. See, wasn't it worth the mud and snapping turtles? At least you shouldn't have been involuntarily collecting woodticks.

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Great image sir, shows the bold nature of this youngster. He's obviously not too long away from leaving that cavity. I was impressed with the heron like stealth approach you took to get into position for the shot smile

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I sense a new power photo team coming from the Duluth area. grin

Its nice having a friend or two to go out and take pics with isn't it?! smile

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