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A very lucky Flicker boy.

This male Northern Flicker flew into my window yesterday & really ko'd himself. I picked him up & layed him on the patio table on a soft towel hoping for the best, but didn't think he'd survive. For the next couple of hours or so I checked on him constantly and very slowly he seemed to be a little more alert. I was so happy, when I was checking his wing he managed to fly up into the tree, where he remained very still for for the next few hours. Throughout the day his mate came & stayed with him & watched over him. It was wonderful to watch her dedication. Finally, about eight hours after his near demise. the two of them flew away together. Happy ending:-)))

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Taken on March 4, 2010