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_MG_0320 Downy Woodpecker?
17-NOV-2007

_MG_0320 Downy Woodpecker?

Just moved the suet feeder to a different spot, since it had been ignored for the week since I put it up. This woodpecker seemed absolutely mesmerized when she found it. Just hung on staring at it absolutely still for several minutes, then began to poke. At ISO 400, shutter speed would be too slow to stop the activity. Hopefully, when the sun comes around I'll be able to get higher shutter speed. Flash would be nice, but I'm shooting through glass. Learn about downy woodpeckers here: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Downy_Woodpecker.html

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/160s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso400 full exif

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Peeka19-Nov-2007 02:16
Isabel I too think this is the Downy Woodpecker! OH and Im finally seeing Birds at my feeder! Saw a titmouse a chickadee and a finch! Great shot BTW
Rachel Pennington18-Nov-2007 17:31
He's lovely. I always have the hardest time figuring out the Downy from the Hairy. :(
Sue Hawken17-Nov-2007 23:06
His probably thinking 'Christmas has come early!'.....
Judith Barnett17-Nov-2007 17:15
What a cutie! He must have been over whelemed to find it.
Judith