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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Where have all the chicks gone?

This past week I wandered by a Wax Myrtle tree that housed a family of Downy Woodpeckers back in the spring of 2010. As I showed the abandoned nest to some of the Nature Photography campers, I wondered where the little chicks are now. Of course there is no way to know for certain with those chicks, but I do hold out hope we may get others to revisit this coming spring. In the meantime, here are some shots of the cute little chicks before they fledged.

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Young Downy WoodpeckerDallas, Texas

Downy Woodpecker Chick

11 comments:

lisaschaos said...

How adorable!!

Nikki-ann said...

Great shots :)

LivingSoAbundantly said...

How cute! He looks like he is smiling in the picture.

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Lisa at Visual Journey Photo said...

Wonderful find and beautiful photos!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Each of these are wonderfully captured shots!

Roan said...

We have a Downy Woodpecker in a tree 2 houses down. They like to visit our suet. These sure are cute little fellas.

Andrew said...

Beautiful images... many thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

These are great pictures! I'm always excited when I see baby birds at our feeders (they might be the size of an adult, but their clueless behavior always says "baby") -- but I haven't been lucky enough to see where any of them nest. Nice to see your photos.

Lúcia said...

Cute, very, very cute! :)

RW said...

lovely shot

Johnny Nutcase said...

holy crap these are adorable! Love the third one, he's too fuzzy and cute I can hardly stand it! I'll be around a little more these days, gotta catch up on your stuff! Thanks for the welcome back :)