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Downy Woodpecker

Posted on Dec 10, 2015

This is not where you typically spot your Downy Woodpeckers! Usually we see them living up to their names and bills on trees or even on suet at home feeders. However, this has been such a terrific year for natural food that I have spotted plenty of them on the ground enjoying various acorns, nuts and other seeds. This cute fella looked happy with such a deep menu to select from on a warm afternoon.

Downy Woodpecker ground-7803

Downy Woodpecker ground-7800

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator