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Old June 23rd, 2010, 11:33 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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Old June 23rd, 2010, 11:34 PM
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And that's when he receives the Kiss of Life.

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 11:38 PM
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A juvenile chipping sparrow watches its parent gathering food.

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A bit of begging...

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...and again, that Kiss of Life.

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 11:40 PM
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Time enough afterward to sit and appreciate the gift

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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:23 AM
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How very beautiful Hazel. This made my morning GRAND.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Hazel,amazing pics,really touching and beautiful,thank you
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