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Downy Woodpecker on Garden Stake: The bird is attached to a 2’ long garden stake.
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Downy Woodpecker on Big Branch: The bird is attached to a special 12” long branch. This branch is bigger and longer than the regular tree branch.
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Downy Woodpecker on Short Branch: The bird is attached to a 4” long branch. 

Did You Know??

The active little Downy Woodpecker is a familiar sight at backyard feeders and in parks and woodlots, where it joins flocks of chickadees and nuthatches, barely outsizing them. An often acrobatic forager, this black-and-white woodpecker is at home on tiny branches or balancing on slender plant galls, sycamore seed balls, and suet feeders. Downies and their larger lookalike, the Hairy Woodpecker, are one of the first identification challenges that beginning bird watchers master.

From Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

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