Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mrs. Downy

We've got a new character in the backyard parade of birds...
Meet Mrs. Downy Woodpecker! I saw her mate a few months back (easily distinguishable by the red spot  on his head), and Dave says he's seen him a time or two munching on the suet brick, but this is the first time we've seen the female. She came by Sunday morning and flitted from the suet to the bird feeder and back.

I love how they just hang on to the side of the fence like that!

We've also seen an Eastern Towhee a time or two, though he always comes by around dusk when it's too dark to get a good picture.

4 comments:

Dee said...

She's a pretty lady. :-)

Araignee said...

I love woodpeckers-except when they peck the side of the house and scare me to death.

kathy b said...

aww we have several who come to our suet year round

Nancy Kay said...

That's so cool to see these birds in winter.