For some time now I have been trying to photograph one of our Pileated Woodpeckers feeding a fledgling. I watch and wait, watch and wait. More often than not the woodpeckers will slide to the other side of the tree for the feeding itself.
I was caught unawares the other day and grabbed the camera when I noticed a fledgling on the tree. So here it is; bad photography but a sweet moment in time. There was a time when I would not have dared put such photographs on my blog. But regular readers know that I am a reasonably competent photographer. If you are not a regular reader, click on the label "birds" and you will see some much better photographs.
Parent and child. The youngster on the left, almost as big as the parent.
Ready to feed
A blur of motion as the little Pileated gets fed.
It's still raining every afternoon here. Our plants in the front yard look like a jungle. Bits of mildew appear on the screen porch. We are praying there are no hurricane remnants to hit us this year. There just isn't anywhere for the water to go. The weather is wreaking havoc on the tourist industry, especially hiking, kayaking and tubing. The waters are just too high and dangerous and most operators were closed more days in July than they were open.