More Amazing Hatchling Woodpecker Video

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Published on May 14th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

Do you want the good news or the bad news first in the saga of the newly hatched red-cockaded woodpeckers on our Florida Disney Wilderness Preserve?

OK, the bad news: Of the four hatchlings we featured in the last nest video, three have died.

The good news? The remaining hatchling in that nest is doing well, and even got banded today. (We’ll have video of that Monday, we hope.) Also, hatchlings in other nests also seem to be growing in that inch-a-day way that baby birds seem to do.

For now, enjoy this latest peek at Uno, the only child of red-cockaded woodpeckers “George” and “Gracie” — and marvel (as we are here at Cool Green Science) that fragile-seeming, almost transparent baby birds like this survive at all.

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Comments: More Amazing Hatchling Woodpecker Video

  •  Comment from Brian Lavoie

    I think nature is the most amazing thing in the world. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience to see something as miraculous and beautiful as that, the cycle of life continuing before our very eyes.

  •  Comment from CyberCelt

    What an amazing sight. We just returned from seeing red-cockaded woodpeckers in the Sam Houston National Forest. Evidently, they like Texas better than Florida. ;-)

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