Another Hungry Mouth To Feed

The backyard is bursting with babies these days!
And one of the many hungry mouths to feed is a young Red-bellied Woodpecker.


The other day, Mom left him high up in the pine tree where he was well concealed, and gave him clear instructions to stay put while she made a fast food flight.


Well, needless to say, he didn’t obey!  As soon as she left, he proceeded to move ten feet lower and one tree closer…


…and then a moment later, he flew over to wait for her on the bark butter branch.


She returned with a beakful of food for this hungry little guy…


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…and then left him squawking for more while she flew off for seconds.



Never a dull moment when there are baby birds around!

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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11 Responses to Another Hungry Mouth To Feed

  1. Wonderful photos, you seem to have a front row seat😊

  2. aussiebirder says:

    I always marvel at the shots you get of the babies being fed by parents right in your own back yard.What a special treat that is:-)

  3. Fantastic pictures! It is such a great time to be out and you have captured it wonderfully.

  4. Jodi says:

    so precious!

  5. Sheila Moss says:

    He better learn to mind his mama and stay safe. It’s a big dangerous world out there for baby birds.

  6. You really have a gift for telling a story with your photos, Kathy, we love it!

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