A little Downy Woodpecker was in the backyard today. There was a spot of red on its head, which means it’s a male. At first he was picking at the remaining berries on the tree.


The berries are looking somewhat dried out by now, but the woodpecker didn’t seem to mind.


Taking one last look at the berries before moving on.


The little woodpecker moved to another tree where he poked and pecked at the bark.


And here you can see the woodpecker’s tongue. He has a long tongue that he uses to poke into holes he’s pecked, pulling out insect larvae. He may be pulling something back into his mouth here.