The juvenile Woodpeckers have definitely been enjoying the bounty of the backyard.
Like this young male Red-bellied who stopped in for a bite of Bark Butter.
He was happily munching until this grumpy Grackle showed up…
…at which point the young fellow opted to take cover until the coast was clear.
When he returned to his feasting, he was a bit cautious, keeping an eye out for the arrival of any other intruders.
Meanwhile, another young male was enjoying the bounty of the backyard.
Tucker, who is adapting quite nicely to his new home, is learning to occupy himself for awhile while I take bird pictures – and puppy pictures of course.
His typical routine is something like, find a stick to chew…
…wash it down with a refreshing drink…
…then find another stick to chew.
I think he’s turning out to be a fine backyard birdnerd companion. 🙂