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Feeding Time!

Uploaded by: katy99780

Tuesday July 16, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Papa Northern Gilded Flicker is feeding his young ones. I think the one at the 'door' is a male also, see his 'mustache?'

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7. katy99780
12:31 AM GMT on July 18, 2013
Thanks very much Wanda, Charlotte and Maxine!
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6. Nikongranny
12:22 AM GMT on July 18, 2013
Love these kinds of catches. 10 from SW Iowa
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5. llpj04
10:23 PM GMT on July 17, 2013
Great clip on the flicker family Katy!
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4. Wanda1948
10:20 PM GMT on July 17, 2013
Very sweet shot Katy!
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3. katy99780
8:36 PM GMT on July 17, 2013
Oh sorry... I forgot that just because I posted this on youtube to share here, you can't see the caption from youtube! (duh!)

Here's the caption, explaining that it's a family of (noisy!) ravens overhead.

"Male parent northern gilded flicker cleans poop out of the nest. The female parent comes in and feeds the babies. (I think the baby being fed is a male, see his 'mustache?') A raven family makes a noisy entrance, which appears to make the flicker very nervous. She leaves, and the male comes in and feeds the babies and does not leave while the ravens are overhead. His mate begins calling, that appears to prompt the babies to become quiet and hide down in the nest house. Soon the male responds to her calling by leaving the nest and he joins her. The babies remain very quiet as long as the ravens are in the area. The raven family had two fledglings, which were very noisy. Raven parents only made quiet, murmuring sounds."

Thanks for the 'heads-up' Eileen, and thanks for your visit!)
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2. YouKnowWho
8:26 PM GMT on July 17, 2013
Sweetness!
Neat video, too...but I have a question...besides the other flicker you can hear in the background, what bird is making that really loud call quite frequently? It sounds like a really big bird.
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1. katy99780
6:49 PM GMT on July 17, 2013
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"Male parent northern gilded flicker cleans poop out of the nest. The female parent comes in and feeds the babies. (I think the baby being fed is a male, see his 'mustache?') A raven family makes a noisy entrance, which appears to make the flicker very nervous. She leaves, and the male comes in and feeds the babies and does not leave while the ravens are overhead. His mate begins calling, that appears to prompt the babies to become quiet and hide down in the nest house. Soon the male responds to her calling by leaving the nest and he joins her. The babies remain very quiet as long as the ravens are in the area. The raven family had two fledglings, which were very noisy. Raven parents only made quiet, murmuring sounds."

(thanks for the 'heads-up' Eileen!)
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katy99780

I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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