Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flicker fledging has begun!

Here are just a couple of pictures and a short video of the fledging progress. Once they fledge, I'll post some more information and pictures, as well as some videos, including some time lapse videos of the fledging. Above is a young male contemplating fledging and below is a female doing the same.
Although we have flickers, nuthatches and chickadees nest in our yard almost every year, the interesting thing this year was the addition of nest box cameras (see photo below).

Click here to watch the nestlings inside of the nest box, if they have already fledged, you can still watch videos of the whole process on Ustream. I captured videos almost every day to document the process.
And here is a not very good quality video I took from inside my house but it shows what is happening outside the box for those that have been watching the flickers online from inside.

Stay tuned for more.


  1. What a fun video to get to see what goes on outside the nest box. (Rose)

  2. I haven't visited in a while and just wondered how you are doing - Wow! I am so amazed by your videos and want to get a setup like this for watching wildlife! Also (to save commenting twice) I absolutely gotta have one of those timelapse cameras! I so enjoyed your presentations - thanks!

  3. Thanks so much country Mouse- so good to hear from you. Yes, get a time lapse camera! And post some videos when you do!

  4. Hey, that's a really great idea as an addition to my garden. Birdhouse! Thanks.

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  6. I also had flickers nesting in my yard in a hole in one of my oak trees. I had hoped to see them fledge but did not...I really do not know when they left...they were here yesterday and gone this a.m. I did notice that they called for their mother to come and feed them which they did not do in the past. This is the second time that I have had flickers nest here. I live in Maine.