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Downy Woodpecker on Sumac

Sorry for posting more birds on sumac pictures . . . .   “Sumac” seems to be where all the birdies have been over the past few weeks!

Downy Woodpecker on Sumac
Downy Woodpecker on Sumac

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20 responses

  1. Tom

    Tom- Great photos. For some reason, there isn’t that much staghorn sumac around central Ohio. I’ve eaten the sumac fruits, they are a little tangy, and I can see why the birds like them too. Great shots. I’m enjoying your posts.


    27 January 2009 at 7:47 pm

  2. Lisa at Greenbow

    A beautiful photo that needs no words.

    27 January 2009 at 7:59 pm

  3. I read the first comment and was surprised. I didn’t know sumac fruit was edible. Great pictures as always, Tom.

    27 January 2009 at 9:13 pm

  4. Marg

    ditto what Linda said-who knew? well I guess Tom did.

    Sweet shots of this downy fellow

    27 January 2009 at 9:34 pm

  5. Grace

    I’m going to give up on cornfields and start hanging around sumac.

    27 January 2009 at 10:48 pm

  6. I need to start paying more attention to sumac. great photos

    28 January 2009 at 6:28 am

  7. LOVE those Tom! :c)

    28 January 2009 at 6:58 am

  8. My favorite Downys… Great!

    28 January 2009 at 8:29 am

  9. All our sumac disappeared from around our house years ago–replaced by poplars and other years. So, now I miss them because of your great photos.

    28 January 2009 at 9:04 am

  10. Why do I never see a single bird eating Sumac? That little Downy forgot his bib 😉 Sumac all over his face – LOVE these colorful pictures!

    28 January 2009 at 9:41 am

  11. Sherri

    They’re all getting their daily dose of vitamin c from those sumac seeds!

    28 January 2009 at 11:10 am

  12. I have a big patch of staghorn sumac in my backyard, but I can’t say that I’ve ever seen many birds eating there. Do you suppose it’s because I have enough birdfeeders in my backyard that the sumac isn’t needed by my backyard birds?

    28 January 2009 at 5:16 pm

  13. @ Tom – We have it all over the place here! Thanks
    @ Lisa – thanks
    @ Linda – I have chewed on sumac also . . . actually some people make tea out of it!
    @ Marg – Tom is our plant expert . . . . glad to have him on our side!
    @ Grace – LOL . . . cornfields can be fun also!
    @ Toni – Watch . . birdies are loving it right now!
    @ jayne – thanks
    @ Mary – thanks they are fun
    @ Joan – I don’t have any in my yard . . . . but they are good to visit!
    @ Bird Girl – would share to see some of your birds for some sumac ones! LOL Thanks
    @ Sherri – sure are! LOL
    @ RuthieJ – prob because you are giving them all those good sunflower seeds! Cut the lines and they will be flocking at your sumac!

    28 January 2009 at 9:34 pm

  14. …as if we could grow tired. Shoot us a note on the difference between the downy and hairy. ;o)

    28 January 2009 at 11:12 pm

  15. The colours are glorious in this series of a Woodpecker and Sumac. In this season of white I find it amazing to find so much red highlighting winter pictures, both food and birds. The best food must come in that colour, yummy red sumac, yummy red berries!

    Thanks for having dropped by with a comment on mine.

    29 January 2009 at 6:08 am

  16. Love those downies! Great shots, Tom.

    29 January 2009 at 11:11 am

  17. I noticed one day that some birds, primarily American Robins, decided to ravage my crabapples and ornamental holly berries within a week. A couple of weeks later they were eating the sumac.-I guess they just know the best time to consume them.

    29 January 2009 at 5:43 pm

  18. @ Aullori – I think I can do that here soon! Thanks
    @ me Ann my Camera – I heard from another photographer who said . . if it is red take its picture not mater what! Thanks
    @ Mary – thanks
    @ Larry – Some things come first for sure! Thanks!

    29 January 2009 at 10:32 pm

  19. I saw these on Flickr Tom, they are just as beautiful as when I first saw them, great work !!

    30 January 2009 at 10:32 pm

  20. Grace

    I just took a second long look at these pictures as photos, rather than for the birds. I love the combination of bronze and red tones with the black & white bird.

    31 January 2009 at 12:17 am

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