Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 05/30/2014


Photo taken on May  7, 2014


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Northern Flicker excavating a cavity

Northern Flicker excavating a cavity
A Northern Flicker, seen excavating a cavity at Bankside, Fish Creek Park, on 7 May 2014. I so rarely get out for a walk, but I'm glad I went that morning, and caught this male working hard. Most of the Flickers we see here are hybrids.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_flicker

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_flicker/id

Overslept this morning, thanks to having to take a muscle relaxant tablet last night. Actually, I only took half a tablet, just to see what it would do, so I can't say I look forward to having to take a whole one for the next 30 days. These are part of the treatment for the inflammation of my rotator cuffs, especially in the right shoulder, along with an anti-inflammatory ointment, heat, etc.. Finally had my appointment with my doctor yesterday, and she said she doesn't think there are tears in the rotator cuffs. Have to set up physiotherapy (which normally I avoid, as it's expensive and I don't like having to go, ha). However, when something interferes with my photography - not to mention everything else I need to do - then I have no choice but to go : )

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Cats 99
Cats 99
This is a beautiful and close capture! I bet the tree isn't so pleased about things as the Flicker is.
3 years ago.