2017—Odd Posture

Usually when I see woodpeckers, they are clinging to the side of a tree trunk hammering away, body rigid and upright in a completely different posture from the woodpecker in this photograph.  This Downy Woodpecker at Magee Marsh was just getting ready to launch from its tiny perch to the side of a tree to begin hammering away at a trunk.  I lost sight of it after it launched so I didn’t get any photographs of this bird in its customary posture.

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