Downy Woodpecker...small as woodpeckers go. The female has the same coloring except she has no red dot on her head.

small as woodpeckers go. The female has the same coloring except she has no red dot on her head. Regularly visits suet feeder in winter.

Downy Woodpecker, small woodpecker. The females do not have the small red patch at the back of the head.

Cute and "innocent -looking" but they're making holes all over cedar-sided house!

White Breasted Nuthatch...their antics are so much fun.  Little men in tuxedoes.

White-breasted Nuthatches are gray-blue on the back, with a frosty white face and underparts. The black or gray cap and neck frame the face and make it look like this bird is wearing a hood. The lower belly and under the tail are often chestnut.

Woodpecker Identification Chart | Exploring Nature Educational Resource

Exploring Nature Science Education Resource - Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for Students and Teachers

Frequent backyard visitors, Downy Woodpeckers may form pairs very early in the season, tapping out their courtship song on a tree trunk. Listen for this rhythmic sound as early as January. (Photo by Linda Petersen) Get more info on this bird: birdsandblooms.com

Downy Woodpeckers may form pairs very early in the season, tapping out their courtship song on a tree trunk. Listen for this rhythmic sound as early as January. (Photo by Linda Petersen)

DOWNY WOODPECKER - The Art of Dean Crouser

Downy woodpecker

DOWNY WOODPECKER, signed and numbered high-quality giclee print from an original watercolor painting by Dean Crouser (original has been sold).

Downy Woodpecker .... My favorite !!! I love the noises they make when they r at the feeder .

Downy Woodpecker(Picoides pubescens) on sumac. This the smallest of the Woodpecker family in N.

Downy woodpecker

Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Downy Woodpecker Photo - Most common woodpecker sighting, small and persistent at the feeders.

Hairy Woodpecker, a medium sized woodpecker, averaging 9.75 inches in length with 15 inch wingspan. The Hairy Woodpecker inhabits mature deciduous forests in the Bahamas, Central America, the United States, and Canada.

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus) a medium sized woodpecker, averaging inches in length with 15 inch wingspan. The Hairy Woodpecker inhabits mature deciduous forests in the Bahamas, Central America, the United States, and Canada.

Downy Woodpecker finally found our suet.  Now I'm trying to keep the blackbirds at bay!

Downy Woodpecker The downy woodpecker is one of the most common backyard birds in North America and loves to eat suet! Learn how to attract the downy woodpecker to your yard, and listen to its song.

Downy woodpecker

Downy woodpecker

Woodpecker (Downey)

Woodpecker (Downey) -females have no red patch. Black spots on white outer tail feathers.

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