Mrs. Downy Woodpecker

By taggart  
Mrs. Downy Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens. 6 inches

This tiny woodpecker is checking out the mealworm dish---but I thought the image gives a good overall view of the bird's plumage and details! The male would have a red spot at the back of his head.

Thanks all for your interest in "Silly Bird!"-- the Red-bellied woodpecker who is much larger that this gal! Votes, comments and awards, all greatly appreciated !

Tags: Avian Downy woodpecker Wildlife and nature PennsylvaniaUSA

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Comments


27 Jan 2019 9:29PM
Excellent Jenn, great pose,
Fred.

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shakeyhands 7 459 Canada
27 Jan 2019 9:50PM
Beauty Smile . We have herds of Downy's this winter, by far my favorite bird!
Reg
27 Jan 2019 10:13PM
Beautiful markings - a lovely image of this little bird, Jenn.

RichardSmile
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3 1.9k 2 Scotland
27 Jan 2019 10:39PM
A fine shot, Jenn. Smile
Lovely colours and markings. Well done Jenn.
WesternRed.
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2019 2:49AM
They all need a little food hand out from us...
Beautiful capture Jenn! Gorgeous subject... Isabel GrinGrin
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
28 Jan 2019 6:03AM
a beauty
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2019 6:47AM
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2019 10:18AM
Captured the plumage detail beautifully Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
28 Jan 2019 10:22AM
Super Capture Jennn. Not seen one of these before.
Ron
ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
28 Jan 2019 11:54AM
Got to be award worthy - good shot, Jenn!
Excellent capture
saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
28 Jan 2019 2:07PM
Mealworms....I guess that's yummy if you're a bird...Smile

Malc
28 Jan 2019 3:07PM
Excellent birding , Jenn!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2019 4:37PM
What a beautiful bird Jenn.
KateGrin
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2019 4:59PM
A handsome bird
Ju
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2019 5:08PM
Love the fluffy feathers on his throat, looks like he is having a good sing GrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane
Wonderfully patterned Jenn. Pam
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2019 8:20AM
Excellent detail of this beautiful bird.

Phil.
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
31 Jan 2019 2:53AM
High contrast markings make him a stand-out. Noticed woodpeckers like the holly tree. I wonder if it could be the tree sap. Fine looking bird. TG

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