Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker, a charming avian resident of Calgary's woodlands, brings vitality and rhythm to the natural tapestry of the region. With its striking black and white plumage and a delicate touch of red on its nape, the Downy Woodpecker stands as a testament to nature's artistry. Equipped with a strong beak and a specialized skull to absorb impact, it taps rhythmically against tree trunks in search of insects and grubs, producing a distinctive drumming sound that resonates through the forest. Darting from branch to branch with agility, these small but spirited woodpeckers leave their mark on the landscape, both through their foraging and the small, perfectly round holes they create. Their presence is a reminder of the interconnectedness of ecosystems and the enchanting beauty found within even the tiniest of creatures.

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Nikon D7000 1/320 sec f/5.6 ISO-320 at 300mm

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Nikon D7000 1/640 sec f/5.6 ISO-320 at 300mm

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Nikon D7000 1/1000 sec f/5.6 ISO-320 at 300mm