Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Downey Woodpecker

Downey Woodpecker by Teri DC
Downey Woodpecker, a photo by Teri DC on Flickr.

I filled a yellow mesh bag with suet and hung it in the yard. This Downy Woodpecker has been enjoying it ever since, usually upside down.
And I have enjoyed watching him. 
Don't you love how they brace themselves with their tail?


  1. Great sketch Teri. I love Downeys.

  2. Real acrobats, uh? Fascinating to look at their eccentric colours too.

  3. I too love the acrobatics of the woodpeckers. Did you know the shaft of the central tail feathers is extra strong? Most bird's tails are too flexible.


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