Daily Postcard: Downy Woodpecker Spotted At Pond

Daily Postcard: A female Downy Woodpecker is spotted recently hopping around a pond at a residence in Barranca Mesa. Downy Woodpeckers hitch around tree limbs and trunks or drop into tall weeds to feed, moving more acrobatically than larger woodpeckers. Their rising-and-falling flight style is distinctive of many woodpeckers. In spring and summer, Downy Woodpeckers make lots of noise, both with their shrill whinnying call and by drumming on trees. Courtesy/allaboutbirds.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

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