Fledgling downies

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker.

Downy Woodpeckers

Fledglings have been fluttering around, learning how to fly (easy) and how to land on things (harder).

As many as five at a time are coming in for suet, homemade suet dough, and sometimes peanuts.

Downy Woodpecker

Parents are still feeding the fledglings, if the fledglings can get close enough and chirp charmingly enough. But the babies can feed themselves too – especially when the food is so readily available.

Downy Woodpecker

Figuring it out.

Flickr photo album: Downy Woodpeckers all over the place

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