Tag Archives: Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

A Downy Woodpecker chose a wide open spot on a vine wrapped tree for a moment of rest.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

I haven’t seen many Downy Woodpeckers lately; 2018 was the last time I had one on this blog.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

This one posed for a few images before getting to work looking for food.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
February 15, 2022

Woodpecker Tree

This dead tree is a favorite with a number of woodpeckers, including a Red-bellied Woodpecker pair that was making a nest that I photographed last month.

Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker

While I was checking in on that activity on a recent visit a Red-bellied Woodpecker was nearly camouflaged high in the tree along with what I think was a recently fledged family of Downy Woodpeckers. They were a long way up and I couldn’t get an angle for a good image but did catch this one in flight.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

A Downy Woodpecker right out where you can see her! An advantage to winter is less viewing obstruction of the little birds as they go about their business.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

This one wasn’t doing much pecking but investigated around this tree trunk.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

She left me with a perfect profile shot, compete with lichen framing.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

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