We are blessed to have so many birds in our woods and are often treated to the sight of the parents feeding the fledglings. Since the birds come at different times each day, catching a photograph is more luck than skill. The other day I happened to have my camera...with the right lens on it...and I saw two Pileated Woodpeckers fly to the tree. Finally I would be able to capture the feeding.
This baby Pileated Woodpecker sits and waits for the parent to bring some food.
I've got the camera at the ready.
Want to see this baby fed?
So did I. But the two birds climbed just high enough in the tree.
So here's nothing but branches and the tail end of a bird.
Perhaps this shot of the Downy Woodpecker feeding its fledgling will suffice.
People who watch birds know that the best bird is always on the other side of the tree. But just knowing it's there is sometimes enough.
The number of people in harm's way seems to be growing. Now we add those in peril from the dangerously high temperatures, many without power from the storms. Our thoughts are with them along with those affected by the western wildfires and the residual floodwaters in Florida.