Woodpecker (three photos)
If ever there was a soft belly that needed
Downy Woodpecker's is the ultimate--gorgeous fluffy
feathers. This Downy was needling the bugs out of
my plum tree while I was standing in my doorway not
eight feet away photographing. It couldn't care less.
© Carol Davis 8-26-2020, Taylorsville, Utah.
Exactly one month later, here it is doing bug work
on our old fence. What tasty morsel is dangling from
that sweet beak? It was there a long time drumming
and picking. What? You're thinking it could be a
different Downy? Skeptic! © Carol Davis 9-26-2020
Sometimes they come with a red patch on the head.
This is "Woodrow", who we found at Tanners Flat,
Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah,
almost twenty years ago. © Carol Davis 7-7-2002
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