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Dinner Time

By Val Prowse
This was taken through my window on a dark day so a lot of detail has been lost but it is so cute I thought it was worth sharing. Mother woodpecker worked so hard feeding her chick while he just sat in the feeder tray!

Tags: Garden birds Great spotted woodpecker Wildlife and nature Woodpecker chick

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nice captur like it GrinGrinGrin

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5 3 8 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 3:25PM
Fantastis capture in challenging conditionsGrin
13 Jul 2012 9:45PM
Thank you Christine and Ryan

17 Jul 2012 3:44PM
Im so jealous Val that you have these wonders visiting your garden Smile These are one of those elusive birds for me. I keep on telling myself one day i will catch sight of one Smile
Lovely shot considering its taken through your window

18 Jul 2012 7:16PM
Thank you Mark. I am fortunate enough to live right next to a woodland, in fact our garden gate opens directly into it. So all the woodland birds come to the feeder including the nuthatch which is always nice to see.

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
19 Jul 2012 5:02PM
Capturing one woodpecker is an achievement but two! Very well done.

22 Jul 2012 12:12PM
Thanks for your nice comment David.

Leo 15 46 9 England
10 Aug 2012 4:00PM
The young take awful advantage don't they? Poor mum, having to work her feathers to he boneSmile Lovely shot Val Smile

11 Aug 2012 12:01PM
LOL.....the chick was perfectly able to feed himself, I saw him and he was almost as big as mum anyway! Thanks Leo.

morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 4:00PM
Fantastic shot, wonderful colours and great composition, very well done

23 Aug 2012 11:07AM
Thanks for your nice comment Hugh.

Wow that is such a fabulous shot, I love the baby just sat there in the tray and mum thinking "Kids!!!" SmileSmile

4 Mar 2013 11:39AM
Needless to say he has now grown up and flown the nest as all kids do! Thanks for your comment Sammy and for taking the time to look through my p/f. I appreciate it very much.

JuBarney 6 25 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2014 7:26PM
A terrific well-timed shot & hope they are still visiting.
(Unfortunately the magpies are attacking our nuts & keeping the WPs away)
12 Jun 2014 7:36PM
Now that's a shame because I get magpies too but they are unable to get to the feeder because there is a guard around it. They mostly forage on the ground. It's the same story as last year with the woodpeckers - mother busy feeding her chick who is almost as big as she is and quite capable of feeding itself! It's a wonderful thing to watch from my window.

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