Saturday, January 15, 2011

A lone Downy

The largest January snowfall in decades and now days of very cold temperatures (-25 to -30 C). I went out the river valley woods for a bit today to how the winter birds are coping. Saw all of the usual: chickadees, nuthatches, magpies, a raven, and heard a group of Redpolls fly overhead. I came across this Downy Woodpecker, sitting unusually still. I thought he might be hypothermic, but after 10 minutes he resumed foraging. Perhaps he was just having a nap.
Red Squirrel

Black-capped Chickadee
Male Downy Woodpecker 

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