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.
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.
This woodpecker mother feeds her child on an old tree trunk.
Later in the day, the young woodpeckers were still hungry.
What a lovely shot!
Yes, it was great to see this side of the woodpeckers’ family life. It being June, it was the right time for it.
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