We do so enjoy the birds, especially the ones who bring their fledglings nearby to feed them. Fathers of most of the woodpeckers play an active role in the nesting and feeding.
The little Red-bellied Woodpecker waits for some food. Notice the faint red on top of his head.
We call this tree the "launching tree" because almost all of our woodpeckers bring their fledglings here.
Initially, they feed them deeper in the woods and then bring them closer and closer.
This is the last step before the fledglings must find their own way to the suet.
The adult brings food to his little one.
Notice the "little one" is almost the size of the parent.
The quality of the photographs is not great, but the sentiment is there for you to see. Call it instinct or call it nurturing. No matter what you call it, it is amazing sight every single time.