Saturday, November 24, 2007

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

I'll be posting a few times a day until I tire of the birds. But how could that happen? I'm running down to the village soon for different feeders (see my feeder post) so that I can attract different birds.

This little guy is funny. He hops around the poor battered tree (see a close-up of his work at the end of this post) backwards, as if repelling with ropes but without the ropes, sideways and upside down. He is never there, as far as I can see, when the chickadees are there.

In the post previous to this, I had chickadee photos. I don't like any of them. I think I zoomed in too far, creating noise that I can't get rid of. I backed off a bit and let iPhoto cropping get the detail here. I'm much happier. I have to remember not to try too hard.

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  1. Another good set of birds there you have.

    Hi, just to let you know canal post 2 is now up.

  2. These are great. I absolutely love your bird photographs.

  3. Love the woodpecker photos. It looks cold there.

  4. Beautiful woodpecker-photos!
    I am almost jealous(smiling)..
    I love your bird-photos!!!


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