January 30, 2006
A juvenile male Hairy Woodpecker peers out from its nest cavity in a tree on Casper Mountain near Casper, Wyoming.
Photographer Miles Hecker watched the nest for three days, waiting for the chicks to fledge. The young male can be distinguished as a Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
by the white forehead spots and the red crown. Hecker used a Canon 20D, a 400mm f/5.6 lens, and a Sigma flash for fill light. View photos of other woodpeckers:
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