The Backyard Bunch-Woodpecker

Peck, Peck, Peck

Peck, Peck, Peck

Introducing Woody. Ever since I heard the “peck, peck, peck” of a woodpecker earlier this year, I have been hoping to capture a picture of the elusive bird.

Today, when my dog scratched the door to go out, I saw my opportunity. The small bird was pecking on my dogwood tree, near the hummingbird feeder. I ran to grab my camera. When the bird then landed on my poor braided hibiscus plant, which is now only sticks thanks to being a wildlife snack, I snapped his picture. Unfortunately, he flew away before I could get a clearer shot.

Still, I did get the one picture and here he is. Look closely and you can see the red spot at the back of his head, identifying him as an adult male downy woodpecker!

Posted on August 23, 2015, in Observations, Photography, The Backyard Bunch and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. We have a pair of green woodpeckers here on the marina.
    In Lincolnshire, we also had the Great and Lesser spotted varieties visit our garden. Your downy fellow here is very similar to our lesser spotted bird. Lovely, aren’t they.

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  2. Great capture. Love woodpeckers, always so fascinating. How they know there is insect food in the wood of some of the trees is SO amazing!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    ~Carl~

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