16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Baby woodpecker hanging on
While I enjoy bird feeders and watching our tenants, I typically don't focus my photography on the staged setting of feeders. However, this little guy proved to be most entertaining as he ventured out from the nest to try out a feeder. During his struggle, he lost his balance, feathers flaring out, with a look like, "HELP!! MOM!!!" He soon regain his balance and composure, but flew to a nearby tree as if saying, "feeders are for the birds...but I'll pass".
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||Nov. 29, 2018, 8:18 p.m.