Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mountain Mammas Art Show - Stanley, ID

I will be participating in the Mountain Mammas Art Show in Stanley, Idaho this weekend. I have done this show off and on for over twenty five years. Stanley is one of the most scenic places in Idaho. If you would like to see my photos and booth come to Stanley this weekend. I will be next to the road and will have many, many wolf photos for sale.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Northern Flicker - Young Male - Donnelly, ID


This young male Northern Flicker looks out of the nest hole while waiting for his parent's to deliver a meal. It will be his last day in the nest as the entire brood will leave the nest the next day to start living on the wing.
The stump and the bird are lit from the blue sky overhead, giving the whole bird a blue color cast. I liked the effect so I didn't change it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Northern Flicker - Adult Male - Donnelly, ID


This male flicker has just returned to his nest with food for his family of young birds. The adult flickers seem to be bringing ants and ant eggs to feed their young. They bring a crop full of food and regurgitate it into the open mouths of their hungry offspring.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Northern Flicker - Donnelly, Idaho


A pair of Flickers made a nest hole in a stump in my yard. They conveniently made it just at the right level so that I can sit in my blind and photograph them and their youngsters. This aggressive young male is waiting for the next delivery of food.