Posted by: Phil | June 29, 2014

The common flicker.


In the east this woodpecker has a red patch on the nape. Largely of a brownish color, these woodpeckers are the only species of woodpeckers who feed on the ground, searching for ants and beetle larvae. I must say that they are hard to photograph as they are very skittish, never staying long in one area before taking flight. This picture taken at the end of April is probably the best picture I have ever taken of this bird. A longer lens than 300 mm would certainly help in taking pictures of this bird.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/320 sec.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300 mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/320 sec.

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