The Young Lady is Coming of Age

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The Young Lady is Coming of Age

Postby tozjohn » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:16 am

For the past 7 years we have had the pleasure of welcoming to our home some good-looking youngsters. In fact in 3 of those years we had them bring us twins. Each year we have seen them grow from a straggly mass of feathers to a beautiful teenager of sorts. It took awhile but mother has finally gotten her onto the suet log and tentatively feeding herself. However, she still begs a lot and mom still shoves it down her throat at times but she appears to be hesitant in doing it. Won't be long and we will probably lose her as she heads out on her own. God willing next year will make it the 8th straight year for us to have these magnificent flyers again bring their young ones to see us.
We're hoping to get to Tawas in two weeks on our way home from our daughters house in London Ontario. Will probably be our last birding trip in troll country for this year. We just finished selling our motorhome so from now on will be moteling it. Perhaps we'll see some of youse out at the point, just watch for a RAV4 with Ontario plates and say hello.

Ron and Linda Johnston
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

xxPileated Woodpecker (female juvenile) - Fort Creek SSM ON, September 1, 2015.jpg
This is the young lady. Don't she look like a typical teenager???????
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xxxPileated Woodpecker (Female juvenile) - Fort Creek SSM ON, September 4, 2015.jpg
Another pic of the fine lady. Can you dig the haircut :-))))
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xxPileated Woodpecker (female)  - Fort Creek SSM ON, September 1, 2015.jpg
This is a pic of the mother bird. Guess you could say that the daughter is looking more and more like her every day.
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Re: The Young Lady is Coming of Age

Postby SandyLee » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:41 pm

How cool! Great story and pics..... BTW..... I have a "handsome young man" that I could hook her up with! :D
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