Lazy individual. he went to the feeder, catched some and returned to the tree .

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

It is the smallest woodpecker in the parks around Montreal. It stays in the region the whole year mostly eating insects found below the bark of trees. Common visitor of bird feeders in the winter.

How To Identify

The appearance of this species is almost identical to the larger Hairy Woodpecker besides two distinguished characteristics. The beak of this species is shorter than the head and it has black spots on the white tail feathers.

Where and When to Spot

I observe this species in almost all parks all year long but more frequently in winter because of better visibility.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Pointe aux Prairies

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 560

  • Park Mont Royal

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800