June 5, 2006
Cindy Marple saw this Gilded Flicker family in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Cindy Marple said these Gilded Flickers (Colaptes chrysoides)
were nesting in a busy Scottsdale park. She shot the picture from her car's sunroof, while standing on the seats with her tripod inside the vehicle. There were four chicks in all. Two fledged the next day. She used a Canon 20D digital SLR, a 500mm lens, and a 1.4X teleconverter.
You can see the bird at this great birdwatching hotspot:Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in ArizonaView photos of other woodpeckers:
- Acorn Woodpecker
- Black-backed Woodpecker
- Gila Woodpecker
- Golden-fronted Woodpecker
- Hairy Woodpecker
- Northern Flicker
- Pileated Woodpecker
- Red-bellied Woodpecker, close-up portrait
- Red-bellied Woodpecker, female
- Red-headed WoodpeckerDirections, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
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