14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Flicker in a Tree
This female northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) had engineered itself a home out of a tree trunk. High above the ground, the cavity was well camouflaged amongst the other knots on the tree, but I heard a shrill call and managed to capture a few frames as it briefly peered out.
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||Nov. 29, 2016, 6:58 p.m.