Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker Tat, Tat, Tatting

I heard the “tat tat tat” over my head and finally spotted a Downy Woodpecker on the underside of a branch just above me, industriously pecking away.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

He spiraled around the limb, tatting as he went.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Finished inspecting that branch, he moved into a tree that has leafed out and quickly disappeared into the greenery.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

9 thoughts on “Downy Woodpecker Tat, Tat, Tatting”

      1. You are welcome, Ellen. That’s what I try to do in the local woods here, track them through the sound they make. Sometimes it works, and other times they fall silent and you lose the trail.

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