Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Downy Woodpecker


This was most likely the first outing for this little gal.... ''downy'' suits the name for her in this photo.... she was observing her father at the feeder and learning how she must soon begin fending for herself!!  There are all kinds of baby birds coming out of the nests at this time of year, exploring the new world around them!!  It gives us a full-time job (and a happy one at that) making sure all of the feeders are filled for our feathered friends.... 


Daddy at the suet showing baby how it is done!! The noticeable difference between the female and male Downy Woodpecker is the male has a red patch on the top of his head!!