February 25, 2014

looking in the mirror

looking in the mirror by ricmcarthur
looking in the mirror, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Two downeys landed on the suet feeder at the same time, resulting in a standoff.
Picoides pubescens

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.
The oldest known Downy Woodpecker lived to be at least 11 years 11 months old.

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