お食事タイム mealtime

ありがとう、ママ。Thanks Mum

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48 thoughts on “お食事タイム mealtime

    • Thank you Mr. Matti, for your kind comment!
      Yes, these are real woodpeckers! This version is especially small, and their colour (brown) keeps them hidden from view.

      A big surprise is – these tiny woodpeckers can also live in the trees of even a big city such as Tokyo (!). They are strong to adapt to many environments…

  1. This was really special to see, Takami. In the western hemisphere this woodpecker does not exist, so what a pleasure to see this diminutive Asian woodpecker. Your photo captures such a sweet moment, and highlights the birds’ markings well. Also, you were able to express the tiny size so skillfully. Well done and much appreciated.

    • I’m pleased you enjoyed this little woodpecker family, Jet. Surprisingly, many are unaware of this tiny bird, because of its small size & the average person naturally imagines woodpeckers to be a larger size 🙂 However this particular bird is very tough and resilient and also quite vocal at times! They certainly have a big personality 😉

  2. 左がママですか?
    子供の為にせっせと働くのは、鳥も人間も同じですね!!
    ほのぼのして可愛らしい:D

    • Thank you ❤
      These are Japanese pygmy woodpeckers – the smallest woodpeckers we have here. They are tiny in size, but always "fighters" and very strong. I instinctively want to be on their side 🙂

  3. What a fabulous photo, so touching, artistic, and perfect in every way! I like its subjects, its composition, its muted colors, and the wonder that it conveys of one of nature’s most beautiful moments.

    • Thank you Mr. Hien.
      This is from late Spring/early Summer – the season when parents are so busy with “child-rearing duties…”

      These are Japanese pygmy woodpeckers – the smallest woodpeckers here. They are quite quick and very hard to take a photo (at least for me personally). The baby bird was very vocal – he/she was quite hungry, and didn’t move till Mama Bird fed him. Hence, giving the opportunity to make this shot.
      I’m very happy you enjoyed this image. This moment really pulled my heartstrings…

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