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Pictured: The Northern Flicker entering nest cavity with begging chicks.<br />
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Seven hungry newly-hatched chicks open their beaks as widely as possible as a male woodpecker takes a peek at his young.  The Northern Flicker, part of the woodpecker family, chose a dead spruce tree for its nest, which was around 10ft high.<br />
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Though blind and without their feathers, this descent of woodpeckers will soon grow to look just like their beautiful father - with black bars on their backs and wings and an exceptionally bright yellow under their tail and underwings.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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