January 29, 2014
Bobbing their heads, thrusting their bills forward and puffing up their wings the appeared to be trying to intimidate each other.
It was resolved peacefully when one flew off.
In winter Downy Woodpeckers are frequent members of mixed species flocks. Advantages of flocking include having to spend less time watching out for predators and better luck finding food from having other birds around.
Downy Woodpeckers have been discovered nesting inside the walls of buildings.