But it's not surprising, after all. They are really sweet little birds.
The Downy Woodpecker looks like a smaller cousin of the hairy woodpecker which has the same markings, but is larger and has a large bill compared to the Downy's small bill. These two are the only woodpeckers with a white back. The female is identified by the lack of a red patch at the back of her head.
Downy woodpeckers appear occasionally at my bird feeder. Their habitat includes forests and woodlands, river groves and shade trees all of which we have in abundance here.
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