Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Evening Creature Feature, Downy Woodpecker

I’m quite surprised that the Downy Woodpeckers are drumming already. It’s not that they shouldn’t be, but it has been so long since I’ve lived in suitable habitat. Since we are on the salt marsh and have a wooded lot, the trees on the lot do not live very long and there are lots and lots of snags.

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This is a hole that is right off of our deck. I’m just hoping that someone takes advantage of it. Besides the Downies, I’ve seen Red-bellied woodpeckers take interest in this hole too. I think that there may be some real estate wars come springtime.

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This male was foraging and drumming.

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Another female. I think that there were about six Downies on the property that morning.

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We have no shortage of snags to keep them busy.

4 comments:

Kay said...

Nice photos. He looks a little like our Acorn Woodpeckers here in our mountains, only they have a lot more red on their heads.

Carol Mattingly said...

Busy little guys and gals.

Roy Norris said...

Good shots Steve and interesting developments.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I've seen very few woodpeckers this month, when they are normally pretty active. We didn't have a good pecan season, so it may be they just can't find enough around here to eat.

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