Papa Peppy is getting ready to feed Pepito, the juvenile Downy who eagerly awaits lunch time! Papa Peppy has the vivid red spot on the back of his head. The juvenile male Downy Woodpecker develops a faint red spot on the top of his head.
Photography and Story by Norma Beaird
Our Downy Woodpeckers have fledged a nest, a male and a female. Meet our adorable avian family - Peppy, Pixie, Pepito and Prissy (not pictured). They love to visit Le Avian Cafe and enjoy the Peanut Butter Suet Spread. If Chef Curtis runs out of the suet spread, then they will gladly eat the cut-up unsalted peanuts just as quickly. They Downy Woodpeckers are very friendly little birds who will visit the feeding station while we are preparing or replenishing the buffet. Our Downy Woodpecker Family will also perch in the pecan trees and watch us as we bring out the unsalted peanuts on the famous cutting board.
The Downy Woodpecker is a common permanent breeding resident statewide in Georgia.
Peppy's mate, Pixie, is mama to Pepito. She loves Unsalted Peanuts a la Carte.
The female Downy Woodpecker does not have the red spot on the back of her head.
Papa Peppy is feeding Pepito, the juvenile Downy Woodpecker. Now that's a big toddler!
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