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Female In Nest

Female In Nest
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-29 16:14
Viewed: 1313
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot of this female Hairy Woodpecker on September 23. It had a partially broken leg from what I could tell and was having a hard time landing from tree to tree and searching on foot for insects. She went in this nest temporarily but I scared her from being too close and she moved on. I imagine she went back later after I'd gone.

The Hairy Woodpecker has more than 17 recognized subspecies.
They are the most prolific woodpeckers in North America.
The males incubate the eggs during the night while the females incubate them during the day.
A group of woodpeckers has many collective nouns, including a "descent", "drumming", and "gatling" of woodpeckers.


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Quite an unique image.
She is cleaning the nesting site!!!
A lovely presentation, indeed.
Greetings from Mario in Calgary, Alberta.

Hello Trevor- Beautiful presentation of this Woodpecker. I like its composition. Excellent timing. Natural colour and details are well. Even details on tree bark is excellent. Useful Note(even with collective nouns). Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice day- Srikumar

Hello Trevor,
this is good timing on your part with the bird just peeking out from the hole in the tree,the details are nicely clear and the colours well retained.
Regards Les.

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