Sunday, February 12, 2012
A male and a female downy woodpecker have been very frequent visitors to our suet log recently. Yesterday was the coldest day in some time, with a morning low of close to 0 F., and they were at the feeder almost constantly, it seemed, gaining fuel to stay warm. Here are three photos and a short video of the male. Above, he is resting in the maple tree in front of our house.
I was happy to capture the sun shining off the red dot on the back of the male's head in the photo above.