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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Busy Downy Woodpeckers

Finally the weather has started warming after an unusually long cold and snowy spell for this area. I watched two male Downy Woodpeckers foraging, busily drilling into tree branches in search of tasty morsels.

The handsome fellow in this pic shows a little brownish cast on it's nasal bristles. I believe this is from the wood particles that have landed on it's face from it's drilling. Check out those toenails--really long so they can cling to a branch or bark of a tree. SeEtta


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