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HANGING AROUND by Dennis  Small
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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

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downey, woodpecker, wildwood, dennis small

Comments

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Outstanding shot Dennis! Awesome background too!

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 3 years ago

    great shot Dennis

  • pmarella
    pmarellaover 3 years ago

    What a great capture!!!!!

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    8 June 2011 – 1 image per day

    Great close up!

  • BigD
    BigDabout 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    An outstanding capture,

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