This male Downy Woodpeckerkept us company during what was perhaps, but probably not, the final snow of the long winter season last week. He will show up every now and again over the summer months but his visits become less frequent as the insects spring to life and the feeding is good.
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We had one join us on the deck while he tapped his way up the overhanging tree. I was surprised how close she got. Cute little birds.
I’ve always loved these little birds for that crisp black and white with the tiny dash of color.
It looks like I will have to do some research! I didn’t know there was a way to tell the male from the female. I am somewhat of a newbie birder. I have done a lot of bird photography, but have kind of morphed into a birder, after giving my son, my SLR and tele! I replaced it with a Sony Alpha600, with their kit lens.
We have had many this year. They are beautiful but I fear our apple tree is finished! Lol