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Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Been busy the past two evenings to post anything on the blog! So, I am just going to post this picture of a Downy Woodpecker which I photographed today during my lunch break!

11 responses

  1. Wonderful photo Mon@rch! I sure would like to know how you capture great bird photos sometime. love the tree bark, too!

    11 January 2007 at 6:23 pm

  2. She’s puurty!

    11 January 2007 at 9:59 pm

  3. That’s a beautiful picture of one of my favorite back yard friends! The downies in my yard seem to be pairing up and chasing. Do you think that’s territorial behavior over food or mating behavior?

    12 January 2007 at 9:49 am

  4. Oh, so sweet. I hope to see a Downy Woodpecker one day… On your lunch hour, you see a gorgeous woodpecker and on my lunch hour, I see a lot of birdless trees. LOL!

    12 January 2007 at 11:23 am

  5. @ Nature Woman – us nature photographers call it luck!
    @ Laura – thanks!
    @ Lynne – Could be both! I should pull out my stokes behavior books and see the dates are of the Downy Woodpeckers in starting territorial behaviors!
    @ Mary – hope you get the chance one day, they are cute little birdies! Tree’s can be just as much fun as the birds! Keep on looking and those woodpeckers will make an appearance.

    12 January 2007 at 6:17 pm

  6. Marg

    They are so darn cute-all of them. There is a downy male in the park who is always first to the food, (banded by us) we feed on a rock, and he comes up looking back and forth all the way up and talking at the same time-he cracks me up!

    What fantastic shots you got Tom!

    12 January 2007 at 9:19 pm

  7. What a cutie. I love how clean they look. A downy at my feeders was my “spark” bird.
    And now I am a birding fool.

    12 January 2007 at 11:25 pm

  8. Just came by to thank you for your comments on Dharma Bums, and am blown away by your photography. Wow. Your nuthatch photos and this downy are just spectacular. I will stop by more often. It is a treat to see the world you are looking at.

    13 January 2007 at 10:32 am

  9. @ Marg – these Downy’s are fun to watch! The one’s in my window are always putting on a show for me! Thanks!
    @ Susan – thanks and glad to hear that this was the bird who got you into birding! Heck, most of us are birding fools now!
    @ Robin – Blush and thanks! Love your Dharm Bums blog!

    13 January 2007 at 11:45 am

  10. Grace

    A beautiful picture. Every feather is in focus.

    14 January 2007 at 4:11 pm

  11. Thanks Grace, it did turn out great!

    15 January 2007 at 12:09 am

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