Saturday, August 20, 2011

Birds in Our Yard: Downy Woodpecker

I started this post toward the end of last month, and I'm sick today, so I thought it'd be a good time to post it. By the way, I hate being sick when the weather is so gloriously sunny and warm outside. :(

Last month when my younger children and I were walking through a little forest of beaked hazelnut trees in our yard, we came upon this energetic and interesting little bird. I think it's a downy woodpecker, the smallest type of woodpecker we have in Washington state.




I'm linking this post to Camera Critters. :)

7 comments:

  1. Very cute! I miss my woodpeckers. We had a ton when I lived in Mississippi. In Toronto all I get in my yard is blackbirds, robins, sparrows and squirrels. While I think all birds are nice... some are just more exciting than others. :)

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  2. We don't see them much, but hear them often.

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  3. I LOVE downies and have a couple of pairs that come to my feeders filled with shelled peanuts. I didn't know they lived on the other side of the Rockies too!

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  4. Forgot to say that I hope you feel better soon!

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  5. What a cute little guy! Hope you feel better - not fun to be sick in the summer!

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  6. Cute bird.

    Regards and wishes for quick recovery

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  7. Lovely pictures! And what a beautiful blog! I'd love to spend more time here!!

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Although I have a gardening blog on Wordpress, I needed another platform to share all the critters who visit my garden, Hope you'll drop by again....

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