Sunday, May 3, 2015

Downy Woodpecker

Perhaps I'm doing a series on woodpeckers as this is the fourth day in a row that I have featured a different woodpecker species. I won't say this is the last, it depends on what I see today, but this Downy is the smallest of the Woodpecker Family.  This tiny male Downy Woodpecker appeared at our suet feeder yesterday morning while we were in the midst of counting birds we commonly see in our backyard, Goldfinches, House Finches, and House Sparrows. In a little over an hour yesterday morning, starting at 8:00,  we had an amazing list of 18 different species of birds observed from our living room windows. You can click here to see the list.


  1. Another great photo. How do you manage to get the detail with all the back lighting? Love your woodpecker series. They really are 'striking'.

  2. The camera does it Patty. The key is making sure the camera sees what I want it to see, not the lawn, not the shrubs, but the BIRD!

  3. Well, you are doing an awesome job of being in command of your camera! :)