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Downy Woodpecker

This male woodpecker is identified by the small size, short bill and
being a male it has the small red patch on the back of it's head.
Juveniles have the red on top of their head and as they.....

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mature, it moves to the back.
Found throughout most of N America, I see them mostly during ....

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the Winter, when they are easiest to spot, and always looking for handouts
from people leaving seeds about for them.
When you see goldenrods with a hole drilled into it, you know...
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it was this guy, getting to the fly larvae inside.
Thank you to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the map



I love that we have so many of the same birds! Great photos! Thanks for posting to #featheredfriends.

We are at the same latitude ... I noticed that too, funny I got a robin shot the other day too.. lol

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These woodpeckers are so hardworking. Whole day insects under the bark of trees.

Yes, Usually they are, a lot of people leave out seeds for them makes it easier for them during the Winter

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Great shots of the woodpecker. They are difficult to photograph as they keep moving around the tree.

Thank you.. yes they move non stop.... lol
But do let you get close enough for a decent pic..

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Howdy sir karbon! Those are great shots and that's interesting to know what they're going after when they drill those wholes. It sounds like fly larvae would make a delicious meal. lol.

Thanks @janton yes they sound delicious...lol