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DOWNY WOODPECKERS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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downy-1

It was nice to see this woodpecker out in the open. Normally I see them darting along tree trunks or on the fly. The bird remained in the same area for quite a while looking for insects. The photos were taken in late May and if you look closely at the tree stump in the second photo you will see the skins (exuviae) shed by recently emerged dragonflies.

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25 thoughts on “DOWNY WOODPECKERS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Two fantastic images of the woodpecker,we have a similar species in the UK.Great composistion,great vibrant colours that show off this beautiful bird and a donald trump haircut to match.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the Downey!

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  3. I love these little Woodpeckers! So cute!

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  4. Nice profile shots of this industrious bird. The insects in the greenery are a bonus!

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  5. Wonderul images! We have two species of woodpecker in our local woods, and it is always a joy to see them.

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  6. These shots really capture how woodpeckers can cling to anything using their claws and tail as a prop. I love to watch them maneuver.

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  7. great photos.. usually they never stay still long enough.

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  8. Love the first shot particularly! Good job!

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  9. You must be very patient to get such good photos and I like the added interest of minibeasts on the leaves

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  10. Very interesting – especially the second photograph. I have yet to capture a woodpecker in my garden on film: they are secretive and generally the light is not good enough. Well done!

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