I'm used to seeing Downy Woodpeckers searching through tree limbs for their meals of bugs. Here I recently found a few birds after something that eludes me. (It could be unripe fruit of the Black Cherry, subject of an upcoming post.) I had a terribly hard time getting off good photos--they were so active!
A few days before the above, I found what I think is a fledgling Downie poking around on my little dirt road. This does seem to be baby bird season around here and soon we'll see another species in another upcoming post coming from the same area.
These birds are both females, as each is missing that red spot on the back of the head.