We heard the woodpeckers, but couldn’t see them, so I had to do a bit of research to capture them in this collage.
And though this is today’s journal page, it was late April when we took our woods walk, when the trees were still bare. The woodpeckers were on my mind because we recorded the sound of them drumming (learned that's what it's called during my research) and today figured out how to extract the sound from the video.
Not sure we heard a male and female, but wanted to represent both because their coloring is different; the male has a red dot on the head, while the female is pure black and white.
The Downy Woodpecker is a small woodpecker:
Length: 5.5” - 6.7” | Wingspan: 9.8” - 11.8”
The Cornell Lab has a great site, AllAboutBirds.com for identifying all sorts of birds.
Are the woodpeckers drumming in your neck of the woods?
This post is part of the May playbook: birds and birding.