Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens: Horse Cove; near Gurley, Alabama
The first day of spring was a bit chilly here in North Alabama, but the previous couple of weeks have been quite warm. Trees are leafing, with pear trees and redbuds in full bloom. It seems like everything is at least two weeks early this year. Looking forward to getting in the blind to photograph woodpeckers over the next few weeks. The above downy was photographed last spring in my backyard. Photography should be just as good this year. Have a lot of woodpeckers coming to my feeders.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/125 second @ f/8