Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens ) at Wildwood Park, near Harrisburg Pa. Wildwood Park has a variety of habitat from a large lake, old canal, swamp, fields, and woodlands. This Downey was taking advantage of one of the snags in the canal area that subcumbed to too much water. Downey Woodpecker one of the smaller birds about the size of a blue bird helps build homes for bluebirds, swallows, wrens and other cavity nesting birds. Their drumming not only tells you they are drilling in the wood, it also anounces their territory. Woodpeckers brains are not attached to the skull allowing it to be cushioned as they beat away.
d200, 200 to 400