Another Backyard Baby

Booger‘s not the only baby in the backyard these days.
Oh, his cute little self is still hanging around begging and binge eating mealworms.

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But other youngsters have started visiting the feeders too – like this Red-bellied Woodpecker, who as of yet has no red to show!  I wonder if he is the son of Blush Belly.

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After landing on the branch, this fellow started eyeing the Bark Batter spread that I had jammed into a crevice.

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He inched over and tasted it…

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…decided he liked it…

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…and then came back for seconds. Ah, the joy of discovery!

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I’m pretty sure he would have stayed all day if a Catbird hadn’t swooped in and commandeered the area.

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I have also seen young Thrashers, Chickadees, and Towhees in the backyard this week, but they haven’t yet cooperated with my camera!  Maybe soon!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to Another Backyard Baby

  1. Awww I’ve never seen a baby woodpecker of the red-bellied variety, Kathy! Love it! He’s way less intimidating with his gray little head and subdued markings; so sweet! And more priceless bluebird photos. Thank you!

  2. Jodi says:

    How sweet! You take such good care of them! 🙂 We have some purple finches visiting this morning. Do they come to your backyard?

  3. Denis1950 says:

    A beautiful photo essay and story Kathy

  4. Little Voice says:

    I always look forward to getting your blog…your pictures are wonderful.

  5. My first time seeing a juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker, great shot, Kathy!

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