Just pecking away

Picoides villosus - 2014 © Christopher Martin

One of our resident woodpeckers was drumming away for a good part of the afternoon a few days ago.  Several Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers have wintered near our home this year.

2014 © Christopher Martin

The long bill of the Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) was put to good use by this fellow.  He used it to his advantage pecking away at the bark.  I’m not sure if it was idle practice or if, despite the cool temperatures, there were insects to be had.

2014 © Christopher Martin

With warmer temperatures coming back this weekend, I hope to see them out pecking again.

3 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Life in the Garden and commented:
    Christopher Martin Photography, u gives wonderful images!

    March 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

  2. Wow amazing Chris!

    March 8, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  3. Beautiful pictures.

    March 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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