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Just after the rain stopped here  at dinnertime last evening, I saw a pair of Downy Woodpeckers at the suet feeder and on the dead Oak tree that is right next to that particular feeder.  I have not been seeing many woodpeckers here at all due to the ongoing dock work in the backyard at the lakeshore.  I am always happy to see the little woodpeckers.  The female is the one that is on the feeder (I think).  I know that the male has a red spot on the crown of his head while the female does not have that characteristic.  The woodpeckers like insects, seeds, nuts, berries and small bits of certain fruits.  I think that the fact that the construction crew had left for the day created enough of a calm atmosphere in the yard that the little birds felt safe enough to grab some chow.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Downy Woodpeckers at Dusk on a Stormy Evening" (5)

  1. cute little ones. love the ones with beaks all covered in suet.

  2. We have downy woodpeckers, they are rather bold!

  3. I love the little Downy’s… They will ‘wait their turn’ to get on the suet feeder… Seems like a polite little bird.

  4. They are smart little guys: probably have the work schedule all figured out.

  5. We have these–very cute little woodpeckers!

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