A sweet Downy Woodpecker, a vibrant male Northern Cardinal, and a Mockingbird were all spotted here in the past week. I so enjoy hearing the Mockingbirds sing a chorus of different tunes. The Northern Cardinal is a bright cheery addition to the Oaks where it is actively hunting for insects, particularly caterpillars.
The Downy Woodpecker is likely a female. I have seen that woodpecker here on a couple of recent occasions. I believe that bird lives in the trees near the rainfall basin across the street. That basin abuts two streets and the woodpecker lives on the side of the basin along the next street over from us. I really get excited seeing all these birds, especially the woodpecker! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!