This Downy woodpecker grabbed a bite of suet and took off. This small woodpecker was photographed in Marietta, Ohio.
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.
April 3rd, 2015
Viewed 625 Times - Last Visitor from Cambridge, MA on 12/07/2023 at 5:36 PM