Brooklyn Heights Woodpecker

Woodpecker, BHB Photo Club pic by ryansouthard via Flickr
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  • rms

    As the photographer who sees these birds gnawing all day on the Ginkgo tree, I really wanted to know more about their origin and behavior. Turns out they’re the female members of a family of Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers, which I had always assumed to be a creature of fiction invoked by Yosemite Sam of Looney Tunes fame. Alas, they are very real, and roosting in our backyard! In Brooklyn?! Who knew?!

  • Xris (Flatbush Gardener)

    Looks like a Downy Woodpecker. They’re in my backyard nearly year-round.

  • heightsdiho

    I agree w/ Xris. Looks like a Downy.