One of the neat things about bird-watching this time of year is that there are so many baby birds around. I was watching this pair of Downy woodpeckers and followed how one of them seemed to be feeding the other.
At first, I didn’t know if it was just friendly sharing of food but on closer inspection, you can see that one (the one with a bright red stripe on the back of his head) is an adult and the other is a juvenile. You can see the pale red patch on the top of the one to the right of this shot. That’s the baby and it seems that he was hungry because they kept doing a dance on the side of the tree until Dad forked over some food.
Once again, I learn a little about nature while trying to get some good images. What a great way to spend an afternoon.
Downy Woodpecker – Adult Male and Juvenile
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
400mm @ f/8 – 1/40 sec – ISO 200