Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
This small woodpecker has white-spotted black wings and black and a white streaked face. It has a white back and under parts. The sturdy bill is about half as long as the head.
The male has a red patch on the back of its head while the female has a black patch on the back of her head.
During breeding season the male excavates a nest cavity in dead wood. Clutch will contain 4 to 5 white eggs and incubation takes 11 to 12 days. Very rarely will they occupy a birdhouse.
May 10, 17 08:29 PM
We've lived in this house for 9 years, and the birds common in our wooded back yard (red pines and honeysuckle bushes) are: Northern Cardinals Black Capped
May 10, 17 08:28 PM
Saw a bird perched on my Sheppard hook just outside Beàver Dam, Wi. It was the size of a Blue Jay but didn't have the coloring of a Blue Jay, except for
May 10, 17 08:27 PM
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