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?

8 thoughts on “The Wait Is Over

  1. 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.

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