Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Northern Flicker mating chase

  1. #1
    jeeperman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Seattle Washington
    Posts
    3,550
    Real Name
    Paul

    Northern Flicker mating chase

    There were 4 flickers giving chase through the trees this morning. Getting a shot was a trick with all the branches and how quickly they leave a spot once landing. Not great compositions here and way to busy but I had fun and they are a pretty bird when flaring for a mate.

    Northern Flicker mating chase

    Northern Flicker mating chase

  2. #2
    Brownbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    7,244
    Real Name
    Christina

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    Beautiful photos and bird... The focus, detail and colours are striking, especially in the first photo.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    pilot rock oregon
    Posts
    592
    Real Name
    Jack R Mann

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    Again well done Paul.

  4. #4
    jeeperman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Seattle Washington
    Posts
    3,550
    Real Name
    Paul

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    Thank you, Christina and Jack.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    11,786

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    A pity that you didn't get the first image with the right hand bird a fraction closer to the centre, Paul. That would have turned a good shot into a prizewinner.

  6. #6
    Shadowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    WNY
    Posts
    31,102
    Real Name
    John

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    Nice captures, love the colors.

  7. #7
    jprzybyla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    3,073
    Real Name
    Joe

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    Interesting capture, well executed to catch them in flight. They are so fast.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,732
    Real Name
    james

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    I have a couple chasing each other around here. They dont seem to have as much gold in underside of wing. Those are great shots!

  9. #9
    jeeperman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Seattle Washington
    Posts
    3,550
    Real Name
    Paul

    Re: Northern Flicker mating chase

    Thank you Geoff, John, Joe and James. I wish I had caught the first image one wing beat prior. I fully agree with you, Geoff. James, these guys do have some great color in the breeding season. The red/orange that appears to have a gold like quality tends to tone down later in the year. During this season they use the flash of color to attract mates.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •