Tag Archives: Downy Woodpecker

Fight, Flight, or Out of Sight

The diminutive Downy Woodpecker is a delightful little bird that rarely makes a fuss. These cuties are regular visitors to the backyard Bark Butter branch. But when a bigger, bossier bird appears on the scene – like this female Red-winged … Continue reading

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Tails, Tufts, and Toes

The Downy Woodpeckers have been loving the vertical branch I attached to my deck.  It has been so enjoyable to watch them exploring it.  Since these lovely birds seem to be showing up rather frequently, I thought I’d share a few of their … Continue reading

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Out On A Limb

If you’ve followed this site for any length of time, you already know that my backyard deck is “deck-orated” with tree branches attached to the rails with the help of some bungee cords I confiscated from hubby’s workshop.  These branches … Continue reading

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Leaving The “PG” Rating Behind

Many of the young birds in my backyard have surpassed the “PG” rating and are now showing up without any parental guidance.  This male Downy is one of them.You can tell he is still a youngster because he is furtive and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Upside-Downy

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