The babies were poking their heads out looking for Mom to bring food. There were 3 babies in the nest but only 2 could poke their heads out a time since they have gotten so big. The babies started getting excited and the Mom flew in to feed them. A few minutes later Mom took off.
Another 15 minutes went by and we heard both parents yelling as they landed on a tree near the nest. I wonder if they were arguing who has to feed them next. The male is on the left with the red stripe on his cheek.
After a few minutes, Dad landed and fed the babies for a few minutes.
The very famous pileated woodpecker family at Circle B Bar Reserve had a small crowd early on a Sunday morning. Everyone was very quiet waiting for the parents to come and feed the babies. I think everyone was half asleep. The parents were very busy coming back and forth feeding 3 mouths. They stopped coming mid-morning. I heard they take a break until late afternoon. A few days after I was there, I heard the babies were already flying. All of the above were extremely cropped.
Those birds are beautiful and your photos are stunning.
The bird antics made me laugh, and great photography!!
Heavily cropped yes, but so clear and sharp! I don’t think I’ve ever seen woodpeckers that close! Your photos are an inspiration, and of course I love the story and the observation that go with them.
PS – I arrived here via skywatch Friday
this is SO amazing! first, the birds look great, than, you captured them in great moments.
You nailed the woodpeckers perfect. Great shots and thank you for showing us.
Watching the parents feed the babies is always fun (with any bird). You told the story so nicely.
Very interesting captures of the Woodpecker family. They are beautiful close-up shots. I love them!
Have a great weekend!
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Wonderful shots! the bokeh is an added bonus! I’ve heard we have these in east Texas. They are on my bucket list, I hope to see them one day. Thanks for sharing!!
Wow! Your shots are so well done. The contrast of color in these shots is just wonderful.
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