Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Downy Woodpeckers

The female (bottom) was the first to show up at the feeders this winter, the male was a late arrival. There was something a little different about the male, his white feathers weren't as white as they should be. I thought he might have gotten into something that stained his feathers but as time has gone on I think he has some melanism that is causing him to look darker than normal. They are beginning to act like a pair in recent days, following each other when they're not interested in food.

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