Downy Woodpeckers in the park; return of the falcon at Holyoke City Hall

(c) Greg Saulmon 2012

I found a pair of Downy Woodpeckers in Heritage State Park during a short walk Monday afternoon. Above, the female; and, below, the male:

(c) Greg Saulmon 2012

In other brief news, after a few months without seeing either of the Peregrine Falcons downtown, I noticed one perched atop City Hall this morning. I’m heading back out with a camera now for a longer observation.

  1. Vicki said:

    I did not know that the females do not have the red patch.. thank you for this.

  2. Hi Vicki –

    Actually, I didn’t realize that was the case with females, either! There’s always something new to learn.

    Thanks for reading.

    – Greg

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