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Bird Watching: Downy Woodpecker

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gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9494759

I have been trying to photo this bird for 2 seasons. Finally!! I think it is a downy woodpecker, am I correct?

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9494829

Yes you are...that is a Downy.
Joeyk210
HAINESPORT, NJ

June 12, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9556065

I have one that comes out after it rains and for years now I can't get a photo.
nutsaboutnature
Algonquin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2013
3:12 PM

Post #9557978

gessieviolet ~ They also enjoy sunflower seeds if you put the seeds in one of those cylindrical screen-type feeders made out of hardware cloth (with small square openings about 1/4"). They like to hang on the feeder and peck at the seed.

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nutsaboutnature
Algonquin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2013
3:30 PM

Post #9557995

I found a couple of my pics showing the type of Sunflower seed feeder I was talking about. Of course, suet will still always be their favorite.

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