Sunday, April 10, 2016

Birds who have visited me, part 3: downy woodpecker family

post # 279
     Today is all about May 29, 2012, looking out the upstairs bathroom window and discovering downy woodpecker fledglings feasting and the parent working his tail feathers off!  My granddaughter was visiting from Colorado, so she and I were able to watch this event for half an hour, starting at 5:15 p.m; she was then 3 1/2 years old. The last four shots were made the following morning, around 8 a.m.  I have never been witness to such an extended feeding ritual before or since. Again, I don't have special "bird lenses", so I just used my trusty 70 - 300 lens on a Canon Rebel T3i. This series provides a story, and that's what I am so happy to be able to share here.

food prep

practicing patient waiting

wow, do I really have to learn how to do all this stuff by myself?


What fun for me to be sharing this happening with my own personal fledgling!
still feeding the next morning, around 8 a.m.

Gosh, this food stuff is SO EXCITING!

breakfast bar
thanks, and please come back soon


  1. Is there such a thing as a bird lens? I guess so. What?

    These photos are amazing.

  2. Wonderful, esp. to be able to share with your grand. To see it all! Thanks! xo