BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

DOWNY WOODPECKER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

16 Comments

Downy

Spring is a busy time for downy woodpeckers. Food is becoming more plentiful as it warms up and more insects appear. I took the photos of this male downy with a 300 mm lens, the bird was very close by. Of the many photos I took, these were the only two where I managed to capture the entire length of the bird.

Downy 2

 

16 thoughts on “DOWNY WOODPECKER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Beautiful captures of this tiny, shy woodpecker!

    Like

  2. Nice pictures of a lovely bird. I have seen them occasionally in North America. Here in the UK, we have a woodpecker of similar size (lesser spotted woodpecker) but it is rare and shy, and most uncommon to see. We also have great spotteds which are about the size of a starling, and much more frequent than its smaller cousin.

    Like

  3. So cute! I once stood under a snag that had a hole with a downy nest in it. The chicks were SO noisy it almost deafened me.

    Like

  4. Love these little guys…they are backyard regulars!

    Like

  5. Beautiful shots, showing the bright colors of this bird.

    Like

  6. How wonderful to see woodpeckers out in the open like this!

    Like

  7. So beautiful! It’s wonderful to hear them in the distance. The less the wind, the further I’ve heard them. 🙏🏻😌

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.