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Uninvited Guests
Photograph by Michael S. Quinton

When flickers are away, others come to stay. A boreal owl—the smallest of Alaska's owl species—finds a cozy safe house in a niche groomed and inhabited by flickers in a previous year. Red squirrels (who, like the owl, will eat flicker eggs and young), voles, and chickadees have also used this nest.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Unrecorded
Lens: 24mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: Flash


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