Wild Bird Wednesday #106–Downy Fledgling

Hubby went outside to do some yard work and found a fluttering fledgling Downy Woodpecker in the yard. It had made its way to the ground, but was unable to fly. I snapped a couple quick pictures and left it at the base of the oak tree, thinking it might be able to creep its way up. I couldn’t find it the next morning, so I’m hoping for the best. 

At first the twig seemed to be an obstacle…
…but with a little fluttering of its wings, it appeared ready to take on the tree trunk.

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