WOW oh wow-what a great day over here! I hope all of you had a good Mother's Day and that you gave a moment of thought about Mothers, especially your Mom. Thank You to Google for celebrating with Mother's Day Doodle. I had the pleasure of seeing the baby woodpecker for the first time since he hatched. His Mom and Dad have been taking food in for a few days and finally he popped his head out to say: Hi Everybody!! The photostudy is the only shots of this baby in the nest. The nest will be vacant until next Spring. I hope you feel the joy of a new Mom (or Dad) viewing this precious red-bellied woodpecker of Rainbow Creek 2014!!
Thanks to auto Awesome for the quick clips!
|Range of M. carolinus|
The Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sizedwoodpecker of the Picidae family. It breeds in southern Canada and the northeastern United States, ranging as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas. Its common name is somewhat misleading, as the most prominent red part of its plumage is on the head; the Red-headed Woodpecker, however, is another species that is a rather close relative but looks quite different.
Adult female – showing reddish belly.
Peeking out of its nest
A female Red-bellied Woodpecker feeding her chick
Link to photostudy in my G+ Albums:
I saw the baby one more time this cloudy morning. The Dad was on top of the tree above the nest. That means the baby is going to fly today! He will not come back to the nest anymore, they live in the trees now. Here are the last pics in the nest from this morning. This has been the greatest Mother's Day gift for an old Bird Lady. Thank You to all of You who wished me a nice day. My life is enriched because of YOU!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!