52 Birds: Downy Woodpecker

Other than the drawing, of course, the research part of this project has been most exciting for me.  The history nerd in me relishes any excuse to pull out the reference books.  Every time I spot a new bird, I'm rushing off to my little stack of bird books to identify it.  

This week's bird, the downy woodpecker, is one that frequently visits our backyard feeders, but that I only identified when I started my 52 Birds project.  What a kick!

As always, prints and stuff can be found in my shop.

Happy Saturday!