This Downy woodpecker was photographed on the porch pillar of an old farmhouse in Marietta, Ohio.
Downy Woodpeckers are small versions of the classic woodpecker body plan. They have a straight, chisel-like bill, blocky head, wide shoulders, and straight-backed posture as they lean away from tree limbs and onto their tail feathers. The bill tends to look smaller for the bird's size than in other woodpeckers.
March 7th, 2015
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