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Mother_Nature

Downy woodpecker

The active little Downy Woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders and in parks and woodlots, where it joins flocks of chickadees and nuthatches, barely...
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The active little Downy Woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders and in parks and woodlots, where it joins flocks of chickadees and nuthatches, barely out-sizing them. An often acrobatic forager, this black-and-white woodpecker is at home on tiny branches or balancing on slender plant galls, sycamore seed balls, and suet feeders. Downies and their larger lookalike, the Hairy Woodpecker, are one of the first identification challenges that beginning bird watchers master.
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Coshooter PRO+
 
Coshooter October 24, 2016
Beautiful comp color & Bohan
AmandaJayne
 
AmandaJayne October 25, 2016
A fantastic capture Doug , they are so hard to see here , I love the anticipation of hearing them and then trying to find them :)
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman October 25, 2016
Wonderful clarity.....easy to identify her
cmlppphotos PRO+
 
cmlppphotos October 26, 2016
Excellent capture!
Zilyram
 
Zilyram October 26, 2016
Wow would love to see one of these - wonderful sharp focus and great dof
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 October 31, 2016
Beautifully done!
Burkholder
 
Burkholder November 11, 2016
Great composition, lighting, & detail! Fantastic Capture as well!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman November 15, 2016
Terrific find Doug. I don't think we have them here or at least not in the city.
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mihrt February 02, 2017
wow, fabulous capture Doug!! amazing detail, beautiful bokeh.
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ziggyzoo52 February 25, 2017
Outstanding photograghy
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lljubadjordjevic May 01, 2018
Omg stunning work,
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