BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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DOWNY WOODPECKER

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I heard her before I saw this downy woodpecker. She was drilling away for insects as I was walking by. As is often the case, you will hear a bird before you see it. Unlike her male counterpart which has a small red cap, the female downy does not but other than that they look pretty much alike.

39 thoughts on “DOWNY WOODPECKER

  1. Lovely image. Similar to the sadly declining lesser spotted woodpecker we have here in the UK.

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  2. This is much cuter than the woodpecker we currently have pecking around our house. Very nice photo.

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  3. Such gorgeous detail, Belinda, a beautiful capture!

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  4. Sweet shot, Belinda – we’ve had lots of woodpeckers at our feeders lately – they are a joy to see.

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  5. Nice Belinda! They are fun to watch and photograph!

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  6. It’s good to hear them. Finding them is often not easy. They have made a great picture

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  7. Down woodpeckers are regulars at our suet feeder. I love to watch them!

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  8. It’s amazing how big these tiny woodpeckers can send when they’re tapping away on trees!

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  9. What a fantastic woodpecker. A bit similar to our Great Spotted Woodpecker.
    I once saw a Pied Woodpecker in South Africa which was huge.

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  10. Downys are such cute little woodpeckers, always a joy to see and hear. Terrific photo of this beauty, Belinda.

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  11. Nice composition and bokeh. Makes the birds details crisp and clear

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  12. Lovely! We saw many woodpeckers of many kinds on a recent birding trip. I’ve never looked it up, but I wonder if this is a particularly active season for woodpeckers? I suppose it is, here in this warmer climate, for most birds, so logical that woodpeckers would be prevalent too, I guess.

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  13. They are such cute little woodpeckers.

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  14. Beautiful portrait! A 🙂

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  15. How lovely to see one out in the open as it were to get an unobstructed photograph – a lovely one at that!

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  16. Woodpeckers are special. They have such different habits from most other birds. Beautiful colours.

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