"A Handsome Fella" by Gail Jones

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The Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, is the smallest woodpecker in North America.

Their breeding habitat is forested areas, mainly deciduous, across most of North America to Central America. They nest in a tree cavity excavated by the nesting pair in a dead tree or limb.

Photographed in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania.


  • puffin
    puffinover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Gail Jones
    Gail Jonesover 4 years ago

    Thank you for your gracious comments… My guess is that you and your honey enjoy birding as much as I do ! Love to share the good shots! Enjoy! G.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 22, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you Teresa ! (My mom spelled her name the same as you do) I appreciate the feature!

    – Gail Jones

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    25 May 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 1 year ago

    Instant FAV! Awesome capture!

  • Thank you Barb! I do enjoy the woodpeckers… they aren’t around as much as our other locals… They are a little shy so I was pleased to get this one ! I appreciate you taking the time to comment: :0)

    – Gail Jones

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 1 year ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in ANIMALS Plus wild BIRD Photography!, lovely work

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