Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpeckers, the smallest of our eastern woodpeckers, are frequent visitors at our winter feeding station. The white feathers about this male’s head and breast appear to be stained brown. With a number of black walnut trees I am guessing that they are the source of his staining.




This male Downy visiting one of our naturalized feeders exhibits the normal coloration.

5 comments:

Meggie said...

I, too, get these little guys at my feeder. They love the suet cakes.

Willard said...

It doesn't get any better!

*fitcetera* said...

I have 3 pair of Downys visiting my feeders this year and I couldn't be more excited! :)
They're so much fun to watch.
Great shots!

photowannabe said...

Wish I could see these in real life. Amazingly beautiful birds, even walnut stained.

Corker2 said...

They sure are very colorful birds. Good Image, Coy.