- 1/500 sec
Female Downy Woodpecker in Columbia on August 23, 2020. The apartment had numerous bird species flying around for food this morning. The Bluebirds were on their regular perches, House Sparrows were scavenging across the road, Titmice and Chickadees were moving about at their fast pace. The Downy Woodpeckers were checking out the former nesting hole, perhaps the original owners. The male was scavenging on the branches high up, not posing in good places (too many small branches in front of him). I followed him to the other balcony.
A female appeared shortly after. She climbed the tree right beside our balcony so I shot vertical to allow her in the entire frame. After viewing the photos on my computer, she has a young face unlike the adult females and believe this is a juvenile. My suspicion is this may be the woodpecker that fledged from our nest.
Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 600mm on Nikon D500