Downy Woodpecker

Downy WoodpeckerWith the arrival of winter, the majority of birds leave us and migrate to warmer climates. We are usually left with a large flock of Black-Capped Chickadees, Magpies and one or two woodpeckers. This photo is of a male Downy-Woodpecker. He shows up sporadically throughout the year; taking a few sunflower seeds from the feeder and hiding them in an old stump in the yard. The chickadees are onto him though and can be seen pillaging his stash.
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