The Sly Downy Woodpecker
While spending lots of time in the forest I have began to notice the different personalities of the common birds. For example the Chickadees are very curious and unafraid of anything. Nuthatches are also curious, a lot more timid than chickadees and they have a funny way of crawling around on trees. Then we have the Downy Woodpeckers who are amusing to watch because they are not really afraid of people and it seems like they kind of just do what they want. But if they think they have showed up unnoticed to the bird feeder they will hide on the opposite side of the tree from me and stay there until I am distracted by another bird. It is entertaining to watch the Downies sneak in circles around the tree and peak their head out occasionally in the hopes of remaining inconspicuous.
The sneaky acts of the Downies has made it really difficult to get a good picture of them and I have not really been satisfied with most of my pictures I have shot of them. So it has been a goal of mine to capture a photo that shows off their sneaky antics and then another photo that shows the downy just doing regular woodpecker things. Here I have both of those images and it is quite a satisfying feeling
“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”