That bug didn’t have a chance while trying to escape thru the tree crevasses. It was fun to watch.
These birds often stick to main branches and trunks of trees, where they hitch in classic woodpecker fashion, leaning away from the trunk and onto their stiff tail feathers as they search for food hiding in bark crevices.
Like two friends sharing a meal and having a chat, so it seems…
Posing majestically and on the look out.
Downy Woopeckers are the smallest of the species. In this photo they were climbing the tree and making a conversation at the same time, so it seems.
Took this shot earlier this morning in my neighbor’s back yard. Their persistent call made me look for them and there they were. I could not resist sharing this post. I took more shots of them in their new nest hole which will post at later date.
I’m going to be out for a while. See you upon my return.