Downy’s Delight

This male Downy Woodpecker was delighted to discover the fresh suet cake (Audubon peanut blend; $1.44 at Walmart) I recently put out.



If you look closely at the next picture, you can see him sticking out his tongue to grab a small portion.



I love how he uses his tail to help balance and support his weight, just like he does when he is on a tree trunk.  I guess the fine folks who designed this feeder knew what they were doing!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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3 Responses to Downy’s Delight

  1. atkokosplace says:

    He’s a beauty!❀

  2. What a great photo of him actually “eating”! Call me crazy but for an instant it reminded me of that scene in “A Christmas Story” where the boy gets his tongue stuck to the metal pole… okay, it is Sunday, it snowed yet again, and I am feeling silly, LOL

  3. kathydoremus says:

    Ok…no lie…when I posted that picture I told my husband that it reminded me of the scene where the kid gets his tongue stuck to the metal flag pole! You’ve got to stop reading my mind. 🙂

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