The Wait Is Over

I’ve been waiting for my Red-headed Woodpecker to bring his little one to the feeders, but so far he has come alone and kept Junior at a distance.

I did manage to snag a few fuzzy shots from afar the other day, but nothing up close.

But at last, the wait is over.  Today, Mom and Dad let their little guy swoop in by himself for a moment while they kept watch from a nearby tree.

 He doesn’t have their striking red head yet, but he’s definitely a chip off the old block – choosing the same perch and the same poses.

One day he will be positively pulchritudinous like his daddy…

…but for now, he is safer looking like a charcoal sketch.  Besides, he’s still a cutie, don’t you think?

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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8 Responses to The Wait Is Over

  1. Aww, a baby woodpecker! Love it!

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! Fantastic photo of mom or is it pop? Feeding junior! ❤️

  3. Definitely a cutie!

  4. Mags says:

    That is so cool. I have never had the pleasure of seeing a baby woodpecker in person. Thanks for sharing the pictures I really enjoyed them.

  5. lindasschaub says:

    He sure is – love how you show the same identical poses Kathy … a chip off the old block!

  6. neihtn2012 says:

    Amazing captures!

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