Peck Away!

F/11.0, 1/500, ISO 400.

Downy Woodpecker 

What is harder to catch the faster you run?

Your breath.

Interesting Fact: An active woodpecker that moves quickly over tree trunks, branches, and stems of grasses and wildflowers, characteristically leaning against its stiffened tail feathers for support. Downy Woodpeckers move horizontally and downwards on trees much more readily than most other woodpeckers. ( Downy Woodpecker Life History, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology )

 

 

4 Comments

  1. I love to watch the downy woodpeckers in my backyard. They do have a distinctive way to eat at a the feeders. Love your photo!

    • They are quite fun to watch. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Stay Safe and Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

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