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Downy Woodpecker

Picoides pubescens

Description:

"The principal characteristics of this little bird are diligence, familiarity, perseverance, and a strength of energy in the head and muscles of the neck, which are truly astonishing." -- Alexander Wilson

Notes:

This little fellow took shelter from a snowstorm in a tree outside the living room window. His plumage blends so well with the snow that I wouldn't have seen him if I hadn't been looking outside when he landed. A lovely book about these birds.... http://books.google.com/books?id=OUXnDRj...

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2 Comments

9brandon
9brandon 10 years ago

A down jacket is a wonderful thing!

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 10 years ago

Looks freezing. Just wished I had the courage to go out with such weather conditions. Nice capture. Thanks for sharing.

9brandon
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9brandon

Bangor, Maine, USA

Spotted on Feb 26, 2011
Submitted on Mar 3, 2011

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