Taking care of babycakes..

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Downy woodpecker males are wonderful parents.. they have the patience of a saint and treat their young very tenderly. This little (?) baby female woodie has a tendency to wander off when he is trying to feed her. I have watched this happen repeatedly, yet he never seems to lose patience with her.

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  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (8 Jul 2011):

    You're living in a wildlife sanctuary, Heather. Nice shot!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Jul 2011):

    Perfect timing again, Heather...it is fun to watch these caring birds and how tenderly they treat their young.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (8 Jul 2011):

    Delightful!

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    how fun, great shot

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Special!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    SWEET ! love this JanElle

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    wonderful shot!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    What a great picture. A Mothers work is never done.

  • Syble Brabham

    Syble Brabham said (10 Jul 2011):

    Love this, they look so sweet...

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (11 Jul 2011):

    This is a precious capture!!! Birds are such wonderful fathers. Many of the different breeds help out with the young.

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