Bird of the week 2023 | Week 8
Downy woodpecker [MichaelWarren.com]
The downy is the smallest woodpecker in Marion County and can be found in neighborhoods and forests all over town. It also visits feeders. The charming downy looks almost identical to the hairy woodpecker, which is a larger and has a longer bill. But the hairy woodpecker is only seen a few times a year in our area, mostly in the Ocala National Forest.