Great spotted woodpeckers feeding their youngsters


Young great spotted woodpecker and its mother, 10 June 2016

After the blog posts about young great spotted woodpeckers and their parents, now this blog post about interaction between these two. Like this youngster with its red cap being fed by its mother on a branch near the bird photography hide.

Young great spotted woodpecker fed by its mother, 10 June 2016

Insect eating birds like woodpeckers are dependent on their parents for food for longer than seed eating birds like finches. An insect may crawl away or fly away; a seed cannot.

Great spotted woodpecker female feeds youngster, 10 June 2016

This woodpecker mother feeds her child on an old tree trunk.

Great spotted woodpecker female feeds her youngster, 10 June 2016

Great spotted woodpecker female feeding her youngster, 10 June 2016

Young great spotted woodpecker being fed, 10 June 2016

Later in the day, the young woodpeckers were still hungry.

Young great spotted woodpecker being fed by its mother, 10 June 2016

Young great spotted woodpecker fed, 10 June 2016

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