Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Downy Woodpecker

Downy woodpecker
This industrious little woodpecker looks almost identical to the Hairy Woodpecker, but is smaller and has a smaller bill. They love the suet block we have hanging on the dogwood tree. Photo by my husband.
I will be taking a few days off to spend with my family and friends and will post when I can. Until then . . . Happy Holidays to everyone.

12 comments:

Jeanne Klaver said...

Such a cute fellow. Enjoy the holiday.

Sharon said...

Great shot!

I would never know he is a woodpecker. He looks nothing like Woody. ;)

Merry Christmas!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I have those at my feeder Kate. They are busy birds! What a great shot!
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Patrina said...

He's a very distinguished looking fella

Si said...

I've noticed that the birds appear to a lot braver especially in Winter. Lovely shot.

Si

A New England Life said...

Aren't they great little birds? We just had 3 of them out here at the feeders a few minutes ago but I'm sure there's more waiting in the wings. It always interesting to catch them in the sitting position like in your photo.

Enjoy the time with your family Kate!

Kerri said...

Merry Christmas!!! Love the Downy!!

Mental P Mama said...

Love, Love, Love to you all!

Daryl said...

Sending lots of love ... have a wonderful time .. xoxo

Mary said...

Oh what a sweet photo! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday, my friend! :)
xoxo,
Mary

The Japanese Redneck said...

What a beautiful bird. Great picture.

Kacey said...

Great photo! We just refilled the bird feeder and suet feeder so I'm hoping my birds will stop giving that look...you know the one...where they try to convince you you're starving them....