We have a variety of baby birds around. We enjoy watching them make their attempts to get food from our feeders. One little Tufted Titmouse ran along the top edge of a suet feeder trying to figure out how to get to the food. It finally discovered that it must fly and land on the grids of the feeder.
By far the biggest baby bird we see is the Pileated Woodpecker. By the time they leave the tree cavity, they are as big as the adults. But they still have the same learning curve as the smaller birds.
The young Pileated waits on the tree to be fed.
When the parent did not come to feed the bird as usual, it decided to try on its own. It landed on the arm of the feeder and cried out for the parent.
Then it flew back to the tree, having given up on this attempt. Fortunately the parent came to the tree once again to feed the big baby. But very soon the parent will stop feeding it and it will eventually figure out how to fly to the feeder. Often this involves antics such as clinging to the side of the building or landing on the deck railing. But like most youngsters, it will finally the basics.
In the meantime, it gives us a lot of pleasure to watch the attempts.