Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Male Downy Woodpecker

I don't have to rush to get my camera when this little guy lands in the tree outside my window.
He spends much of the day here with me.
Quietly sitting in the tree, just beyond the feeders...is he waiting for me to see him?
I know he sees me when I open the window, he seems almost tame, unfazed by my being there.

I snap away, he is relaxed and what a beautiful subject!

He winks at me...hehehe...even I don't believe that,
but none-the-less it is a sweet thought!

He is happy, well fed with plenty of water to drink!

We had another beautiful day yesterday, full sun and 61 degrees.
The sign on my front door says...

"Baby It's Cold Outside"
But it has not been cold all winter.
It may be time to switch that sign out, it's 23 days till spring...
but it feels like spring now!
How lucky are we, we've had a very mild winter for New Jersey!


  1. Hello, Debbie! Your Downy is so cute. I have seen some birds not nervous around people, they must feel safe. Wonderful collection of photos. It was a beautiful day, we took a walk. Wishing you a happy day!

  2. Beautiful! It's nice that you have time to get the photos rather than mere seconds before he's gone. Excellent light and details!

  3. It's really a sweetheart … your Downy!
    Very nice shots!
    Please change the sign on your front door ... maybe spring is coming faster!! LOL

  4. It’s mild here this week, Debbie. Around zero. Yay!

  5. Oh my he does look like he's right at home! Beautiful captures of him.

  6. I can almost reach out and touch him …
    Wonderful photographs.

    All the best Jan

  7. Mr. Downy is such a beautiful bird.

  8. Oh he is too cute, have you named him? We call ours Bob, he visited our suet cage today :) He does very good at posing for you.
    Our biggest snow came early this year in November, we have had some warm days but enough cold days too.
    Yep I agree with you we should decorate for Easter and Spring, maybe it will come sooner!

  9. What a beauty! So nice to have such a sweet little visitor. Gorgeous photos. Glad you are having a mild winter - we are too. It's nice for a change! xx Karen

  10. Awwwwwwww--he's so cute! You can really see his feathers in the pictures, great close-ups! I loved seeing the seagull pictures the post before too. We like to wander around the piers too, and look at all the fishing boats, fun way to spend an afternoon.

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