This female downy woodpecker was hanging out near our suet feeder. She would fly to the feeder to snack a bit, then fly back to the birch and tuck her head under her wing to catch a nap. I’m not sure if she might have been a bit under the weather, as I don’t think taking a nap in broad daylight is normal behavior. Still, the little ball of fluff attached to the birch was quite cute!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 246mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/640″ exposure.
December 7, 2016 at 8:42 am
Well, if she’s feeling anything like I am lately (and I’d say our behaviors match perfectly), she’s just trying to shut out the fact that winter is arriving!
December 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Personally I love winter. But I also like a good nap!
January 22, 2017 at 5:50 am
This is such a lovely capture! 🙂
January 23, 2017 at 8:33 am