Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Female Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downies are amongst my most favourite birds and frequent visitors to our suet feeders.

Notice the orangy-red on her tail feathers

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50 comments:

Karen said...

I love Downies! I have a pair that frequent my feeders. Terrific captures!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Very jealous of the variety of woodpeckers found in other parts of the world. In the UK we have just 3, one of which you never see.

cieldequimper said...

This is an absolute beauty!

Jette Hollesen said...

Ohh! She is nice. Super photo!
JetteMajken

Jacquelineand.... said...

Isn't she a beauty! You caught her personality and charm right along with her good looks.

Stuart said...

Wonderful shots as usual of our birdie friends. I miss my Downies in the States... I don't see them here.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG CameraGir;
Oh, sweet lovely "Downy Woodpecker" girl♡♡♡ I wish I could see!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Roan said...

We have Downy's at our feeders, too. They are among my favorite. Beautiful shots!

William Kendall said...

She is pretty!

Judy said...

Ah, I have never noticed the orangy-red on their feathers before. Beautiful shots.

Sandra said...

she is a adorable and so pretty and she is in my colors. i am a black and white freak and a little pop of color is good.

TexWisGirl said...

they're so darn cute. :)

Lowell said...

What a sweet-looking little bird. I like that splash of orange, too. We have red-headed woodpeckers here but I have not an orange-tailed woodpecker anywhere! :)

Judy said...

Lovely little bird!! Hope she will be nesting, soon - the world can do with more woodpeckers...

Linda W. said...

Your first photo is super cute!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, so cute!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a sweet little bundle of feathers!!

see you there! said...

Great photos, I like that little unexpected splash of orange feathers.

Darla

Jane of Levant said...

Pretty little bird - and I love the eyes they are full of expression - you have captured them well - Jane UK

Gail Dixon said...

Pretty, pretty! I love these birds, too. I never noticed orange on the tail feathers before. I'll have to look for that.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She's such a pretty little creature EG, even if she does look a tad grumpy :)

RedPat said...

She's a sweetie. My parents have a pair that visit their suet feeders and they are quite tame - almost like chickadees.

Pamela Gordon said...

I've had two pairs around here most of the winter. I hadn't noticed the orange on the females tail feathers though. Sweet photos CG.

Carver said...

The downy woodpeckers are such beautiful birds. Great captures.

Beth @ "E. Lizard Breath Speaks" said...

love the red bits on the tail. so neat!! ( :

Halcyon said...

A pretty little lady!

DeniseinVA said...

The Downy is a cute little woodpecker. You have captured them beautifully :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's like we could reach out and touch her! :)

Bob Bushell said...

Lots a love for the woodpeckers, you have earned it, the prize EG.

Revrunner said...

As many times as I've seen these birds, I've never before noticed they had these colored tail feathers. Thanks!

Kate said...

Your bird photos are always so clear, detailed and so very charming. You should frame some of them and offer for prizes. . .hint! hint!

Randy said...

What a cute little bird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I enjoy the Downies as well. I have never noticed that orange on the tail feathers.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

is this a baby bird, you are very observant to see the orang feathers.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a cute little fluffy creature. and the touch of orange is like an extra touch of character.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous coloring!

Indrani said...

Beautiful even in B&W colors!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lovely to have this little bird at your feeder.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh what a sweet little bird!

Kathy said...

I don't think we have downies here. I'll have to look in some of our bird books to be sure. She sure is a beauty!

Small City Scenes said...

We have Downeys here too. They love the suet feeders. We have the Hairy Woodpecker and I was going to post the sameness and the differences today but got sidetracked. They are the sweetest bird aren't they. MB

Gillian Olson said...

She is beautiful!

Gunilla Bäck said...

She's a beauty!

maryaustria said...

Such a pretty bird! Great photos!

LindyLou Mac said...

I do not know this woodpecker what a cutie. :)

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful images of the little lady :)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Your photos are so clear. I have never seen this bird before. It's a gorgeous bird. I like the black and white pattern on her head. It makes her look really mean!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Downy woodpecker!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Lovely bird!

Dave said...

I have never seen one but when I see images of this species, it always makes me smile.

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