While I was watching the killdeer and Wilson’s snipe last week I heard a sound in a bush nearby. At first I couldn’t see anything and then I saw a small clack and white bird pecking away at the bush. I didn’t know what it was at the time but it acted like a woodpecker. It was difficult to get any good shots of it because it was in a bush hidden away among the branches. This photo was the best I could get.
Come to find out, it was a downy woodpecker, the smallest woodpecker in North America. It’s about the size of a chickadee. From what I’ve read, they are quite common everywhere. I hope I see more of this bird.