Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Downy Woodpecker Post

My mom, Jill, was in the backyard, and she saw a woodpecker. She took a picture of it, but she didn't know what it was. But, when I came home from school, I told her. We found out what it was by the internet. First, we thought it might be a redheaded woodpecker, but it didn't have red all over the head, so then we looked at downy, and it was JUST like downy. We know it is a male because it has red on the head. The females do not. We've seen a downy before in the net at the Nature Center when GranDaddy was here a long time ago. That was the first time we ever went to the bird banding station.

Facts we learned while making this post:
Today we are using my Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in
Song book for information.
They are the smallest woodpecker in North America. There are lots of Downy Woodpeckers. They live in city forests and in wilderness forests. They live all over, and do not migrate. They eat insects.
This is the call.
This is a picture of a Downy Woodpecker that we got from my mom, Jill.

This is a picture of the downy woodpecker that we found on the internet.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Arden,
    Do you know about harpy eagles? I read about them in my book of eagles. Can you teach me a little bit more about this please? Send me the information, Jill and Jess can type it into the internet. Ok?
    I love you.
    Gracen (heart+)