Winter Woods Birds

carmel terrace downy
Even the Sudbury River near Carmel Terrace was frozen on Saturday! We did manage to get some pretty active Downy woodpecker action in the woods on the steep river bank, though.

carmel terrace downy 2
Not quite sure why he's going into the black hole. (Black hole! Pretty funny, huh?)

carmel terrace downy flying
You don't see them like this everyday! He's flying straight up from one branch to another!

carmel terrace downy 3
He is peeking at something through the branches. I love the black and white eye ring - it gives him such a sweet looking expression.

carmel terrace nuthatch
Tom managed to capture this White-breasted Nuthatch. He also snapped a shot of a Red-breasted Nuthatch, but it was too blurry to post. I never even saw the guy!


  1. Nice shots Susan..You guys stay warm there in cold New England..I should talk..its freezing here in North Carolina!
    Going up to CT, a short visit for Christmas...
    See you in the spring!

  2. Great shots of the Downy! I had one of these in my yard last week, though I didn't see any black holes...


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