Downy woodpecker

I have this branch set up near my bird feeders.  It works really well to give birds a spot to stop at before they go to feed.  Most of the birds that stop here are perching birds but occassionally, I see a clinging bird like this woodpecker.  You can see how she’s kind of sitting on the branch here since the woodpeckers feet are designed for them to cling to the side of a tree.  Interesing also, is that when other birds come to perch on the branch, the woodpeckers will go inverted and hang from the underside rather than fly off.

You really learn a lot watching nature.  It is fascinating to see how specially adapted these animals are.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/9 – 1/60sec – ISO 400

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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