Downy Woodpecker…

I love watching these little guys!

 

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The active little Downy Woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders and in parks and woodlots, where it joins flocks of chickadees and nuthatches, barely outsizing them. An often acrobatic forager, this black-and-white woodpecker is at home on tiny branches or balancing on slender plant galls, sycamore seed balls, and suet feeders. Downies and their larger lookalike, the Hairy Woodpecker, are one of the first identification challenges that beginning bird watchers master.  Read more HERE…

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10 comments on “Downy Woodpecker…

  1. Eileen says:

    Great series on the Downy Woodpecker. They are neat yard birds.

  2. Stewart M says:

    Great picture of a wonderful bird. We do not have a single species of woodpecker in Australia – I used to have them in my garden in the UK. I miss them!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW – Stewart M – Melbourne

  3. Kerri says:

    Oh I LOVE these little woodpeckers!! I have some that frequently visit 🙂 and GREAT bokeh in that last shot!! Woot!

  4. Pat says:

    One of my favorite birds!

  5. They are regulars at our feeders too. Lovely photographic series!

  6. Boom & Gary says:

    They’re beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  7. wallacejones says:

    We had a nesting pair in the yard a couple of years ago. Wish they would return! Very nice post.

  8. tingsgrove says:

    Very sweet and lovely images. I really like watching these little guys too~

  9. Jo Ann says:

    My favorite blogs are the ones like yours – those that tell a story about people and wildlife. Yours is a great blog!

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