Dad Pileated was losing his patience as "the kid" pressed him for food. The reaction was a hop towards the lad... rather hastily and make a few threatening swings at him with his beak!
The young fella jumped back, but moved in close again and knocked off chunks of bark while waiting for the snack. He eventually got his meal... But not till Dad was good and ready! :))
While the Pileateds hogged the peanuts, nuthatches, chickadee's and brown creepers waited patiently.
Not so patient were a pair of Downey Woodpeckers who made distressed squeaks as they waited for their turn!
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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