July 14, 2011

Flicker Update

We went back to see the northern flicker nest today.  You can see the nest cavity front and center.  On June 25,  they looked like this:
To hear the buzzing sound they made then, click here.
Since it has been 19 days, we thought the babies might be grown and gone, but at least two are still in the nest:
They look fully feathered and ready to fly any time. 
Mr. and Mrs. Northern Flicker were nearby, squawking at us. They are good parents, still watching over their youngsters.

16 comments:

  1. I would sure want to fledge quickly if I lived in that tight space!

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  2. Hi Janie, SO GLAD you all got back to check on the as your hubby says, the "Flick-uhs" (on the humming video)...

    They do look like some are gone and some are ready to go.. Glad Mom and Dad are still around there taking care of them... NEAT.....

    Thanks so much.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Thanks for the update on the flickers. It looks like it won't be long before these two are flying away.

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  4. Is this ever neat! I love watching things grow and change...and then fly away;))

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  5. Just imagine how many bugs and grubs the parents had to bring in for these babies to grow so large. Thank you for the follow-up. This is neat.

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  6. So glad you went back again. Looking rather crowded in that nest for those fine feathered flickers.

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  7. Your original post may be my favorite all time blog post. Thanks for the update.

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  8. Oh, the babies grow up so quickly...they are just darling little boogers!!!

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  9. Its a good thing two have fledged.. does get a might crowed as they grow. Poor Mama and Papa still have to squeeze in to feed them.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Janie
    hugs,
    Pam

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  10. Thanks for the flicker news! Given the economy, Mom & Pop might be feeding these two grown kids for awhile...

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  11. oh they are much prettier now! I'm so busy this week I'm just going to scroll through my reader and see what I missed on your blog--I hope someday soon things will settle back down. But real life does take precedence. hope you are well and having a good summer.

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  12. Fantastic pictures! very beautiful!

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  13. Nineteen days seems like a long time to have babies still in the nest! I guess being a flicker parent is quite a job.

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  14. What a change in such a short time. Great photos of the hatchlings.

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  15. Awww! Look at those little guys, love 'em!

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