A Downy Woodpecker At The Celery Bog

A Downy Woodpecker Hanging Out At The Celery Bog

While I was watching the red-shouldered hawk from yesterday’s post this downy woodpecker was working its way around me. I love it when you can sit in one spot with multiple birds working the area around you. When I made the photo above I thought that I had made something good. It would get better though.

A Nice Pose

This might be the classic woodpecker pose. They are ready to move, but trying to figure out where to go. I love that even though the woodpecker was low to the ground that I was even lower. That way the beautiful blue sky could be my background. When you have a nice sky in the winter you have to use it. There are too many gray skies not too.

Woodpeckers Have A Tongue?

I guess that I had never thought about a woodpecker having a tongue until I saw it in this photo. I guess it makes getting into the holes a little easier. I like capturing details that I have not seen before.

4 Replies to “A Downy Woodpecker At The Celery Bog”

  1. Oddly, a few hours after viewing this post, I came across a very similar image of a Downy Woodpecker’s tongue, of which I too, had never see before. “Central Ohio Nature” is the site. And, as an aside, I was watching part of the Purdue game today, noting the photographers on the sidelines, (or end lines,) thinking you were likely there, doing you’re amazing work. But I also wonder how you can manage sitting on the floorboards for such long periods. You’re photographs, however, speak for themselves, …truly breathtaking! M 🙂

    1. Thank you very much for the kind words. I will have to check that site out. I was at that game, but roaming for most of the time so I would not have been on the baseline. When I am though I have a small camping chair with an additional pad on that that I use to help take some of the pain out of sitting on that floor.

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