It was a damp drizzly day today, with a cloudy gray-white sky. I could see the silhouettes of trees against the sky, and also the silhouette of a little bird high up in one tree. When I went out to take a photo I saw the spot of red on the back of the head–it was a little male Downy woodpecker.

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I realized there was another bird a little lower in the same tree, which turned out to be a female Downy woodpecker (no red on her head).

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My photos were all in shades of black, gray, and white–except for that one little spot of red on the male woodpecker.

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