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Old June 23rd, 2010, 10:33 PM
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Kiss of Life

'tis the season.

A juvenile downy woodpecker clings to the fence, as his mother gathers food at the suet cage.
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Beak full of suet, Mama Downy calls to Junior, encouraging him to come to her. His flight is still tentative, but he flutters over to the pole...

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...and finally even manages to cling (rather precariously ) to the corner of the platform feeder.

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