The suet at my bird feeding station has been seeing a lot of activity these days.
I have a lot of Downy Woodpeckers but it seems I primarily see males.
Although they look similar, males have a large red spot on the back of their heads,
that the females don't have.
In the last few days, I have been seeing the females too and I have some pictures to share!
They were quite cooperative, just like the males have been.
you can see that his red spot can be seen from the side, even if he is not showing it off.
This is a male,
the males crown is completely red, the female has a limited amount of red on her crown.
I see these woodpeckers year round, but have been seeing a lot more lately.
Their back has a ladder like appearance that is very cool!!
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