Three juvenile Red-bellied Woodpeckers showed up today shortly after I filled the feeders. It seemed that each was getting its first “taste” of independence!
The first youngster chose the peanut pole as his personal feeding place. I think this one is a male because I can see a hint of red feathers on the top of his head.
The second opted to hang out and sample Bark Butter, and was quick to display a ruffled head feather warning when any other bird approached.
And the third, who seemed the youngest of the trio, was discovering the bounty of the peanut feeder.
For now, I’ll just enjoy the pleasure of watching these juveniles discover the joys of my backyard feeders.