Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bluebirds and Flicker











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Little bolts that tighten things keep falling off the new digi bracket...noticed another one missing when gearing up...so...walked over to the Village to buy bolts!...stop at the Post Office too...picked up the Bike and peddled back out through Bobcat Meadow...Acorn Woodpecker flew into hole in snag Pine at the Artist's Grove...pic...and to the Deer House....did I say it was crowded!!!...sheesh...thought to find a little quiet back at the Creek...and thought to check on the Air Shed Nest..and two young Black Phoebes were there!...very cool..pic for sometime...bookend pics for yesteryear's pics...crossed over Chapel Bridge and out along the Merced....maybe find Owl....and heard Sandpiper...pics and clips for sometime...and while engaged with Sandpiper, I noticed Bluebird disappear into a Snag Aspen...found the hole and went up and tapped on the Snag...friend showed me how to do that to see if Woodpecker is home...Bluebird didn't come out...Bluebird was right above my head!...and annoyed...I backed up...and set up...and waitedwaited for Bluebird to go in the hole!...a long time!..work time coming and I turned the camera off...and of course...Bluebird flew in the hole....so I set up again...and Bluebird obliged...and it's Mate too!...neat clip...picked up...and retrieved the Bike and back past the Deer House...and almost to the Road, high over head in the Oaks, I heard little peep peep peeps....looked up and there was Flicker feeding it's babies...veryverycool....pics with the new camera...and a short clip...wasn't time to stay and wait for Flicker to return...but tomorrow I'll go back, and set up the digi...and will hopefully get close clips and pics of Flicker with the little Flickers...it's been a remarkable day, Nest wise...started out with pics of the ImpossiblePossible Bluejays' Nest...then Acorn Woodpecker in the Snag...suspect a nest there....then Black Phoebes..and then Bluebirds and then Flicker!!....dont know but just a bit ago I was lamenting not being able to find Nests!!...trick is to listen for the Peep Peeps, and look for Fluttering Forays by the parents!!....sunny blue hot light breeze...it's a get in the Park free weekend...and very nearly made it a stay in Cabin day!...but very glad I got out and about...the Flicker Nest...for those hereabout...is just a bit across the Road from Lower Falls shuttle stop...on the right of the Path a bit before the Muir Redwood...and high up in Oak Snag....a fine walk!!...while doing the Post...Bear got into the Trash Can....overstuffed again...thought to get pic...but it's kinda scary to open the Door when bangetybanging is outside!!....just before work, clip of Grey Squirrel on roof...for sometime....

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