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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Huey's Little Sister

You saw the male Pileated Woodpecker baby whom we have named Huey. (Many thanks to Lynne for giving us the name.) This is his sibling, a bit smaller than Huey, whom we have named Hannah.

Hannah (left) and Big Momma

As her mother flies to the feeder, Hannah anxiously looks at her.

You're coming back, aren't you Mom?

Big Momma comes back and feeds Hannah. And wouldn't you know it? She feeds her behind the tree, so I couldn't photograph them.

Thanks, Mom. Can I please have more?

Oh, they are such a pleasure to watch.

9 comments:

Shellmo said...

Great photos of a magnificent bird!

The Birdlady said...

That is so exciting! And your photos are wonderful = thanks, especilally since I don't have any.

KGMom said...

I love their fuzzy red-heads. Sort of the look of a bad hair day!

Jayne said...

Oh my Carolyn! Those shots are just wonderful. :c)

Cicero Sings said...

Neat pictures. I've stopped feeding the birds for the summer so our Pileated has been around for a while. I hope they raised a successful brood. Someone has to keep those Carpenter Ants in line!!!

Cicero Sings said...

That should read, our Pileated has NOT been around ... too quick to press GO!

Kerri said...

Oh, what a gorgeous family! Fabulous post!

NCmountainwoman said...

Shelley - Thanks

Helen - They are such fun to watch.

Donna - Yes, their heads do look a bit unkempt.

Jayne - Thanks

Cicero - I feed them so I can see them more often. But they are doing a lot of work on the insects as well. I often see them down in the woods, digging insects from the trees.

Kerri - Thanks. Now, if I could just get all four of them in one shot...

Bird Girl said...

I am so JEALOUS! I would LOVE to have a baby pileated - can't imagine! So neat!