Mrs. Hairy Woodpecker was under an old log, waiting for a chance to fly out and surprise Miss Hairy woodpecker that was sitting on the left side of the log. On the right side of the log is a young Downy woodpecker that is watching what Miss Hairy had found to eat.
We were all surprise when Mrs. Hairy flew out from under the log; the young Downy flew off as fast as she could fly to the nearest limb.
We put out dry roasted unsalted peanuts for our birds, the woodpeckers really like the nuts.
This mother is teaching her young one about how good the nuts are. She feeds the young one broken pieces of nuts and shows it where to look for the nuts.
Parents may continue to feed the young ones for 6 weeks or more after they leave nest.
This is how to teach a young one to eat an orange if you are a woodpecker:first you feed the young one pieces of the orange; next you tell the young one it is your turn now to take bites off the orange.
The Baltimore Oriole will spend their winters in Mexico and Central and South American. They will migrate in flocks, heading north in early spring time so that they can start mating, nesting and raising their young ones.
They like to eat fruits, berries, insects, bugs, beetles, wasps, etc. They will go to flowers for nectar. The birds are attracted to orange colors; they like to eat oranges half’s, will go to sugar-water feeders (the feeders that are made for the Orioles that you fill up with sugar water)
A pair (male & female} Hairy woodpeckers will sometimes bond together for many years. Their breeding season starts in April, and can go as late as July. The woodpeckers will drill out a hole (cavities} in the tree to use as a nest. They can have from 3 to 6 eggs in their nest. Both parents will take turns sitting on the eggs (incubate} from 12 to 15 days.
The young ones will leave their nest in less than month after hatching. Their parents will still feed them for several more weeks. The male has the red color on top of his head and the female has the black color on top of her head. On two of the pictures the parent is with the young one.