Mother and child reunion

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After several days when I’ve hardly seen any woodpeckers, they have spent most of the day here.

The young one arrived first, and seemed to have no trouble feeding, but a little later the mother arrived. By lunch time I had about 250 photos, so took the camera down, but after that she fed the young one, which she had not done while the camera was set up! There has been no sign of the male though – perhaps he is looking after another young one somewhere else.

Extras show the young one, with a clear view of its head cap, and the mother on her own.

It was raining again nearly all day, and the light was exceptionally poor, so even with the ISO set to 3200 (which I’ve not done before) I still good not get a

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Young goldfinch

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Taking the prize

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Feeding the children

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Great tit

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I’ve had the camera pointed at the nut feeder most of the time, in the hope that the woodpeckers or nuthatches would pay a visit, but they’ve not been cooperating.

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Bedraggled blue tit

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A very wet day – I feel sorry for the birds.

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Goldfinches

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