I love to photograph the downy woodpecker who comes into my yard. Yesterday as I was filling up my thistle feeder, the downy flew right next to me and didn't notice my presence at first. I stood there still as a mouse and watched him. He finally saw me, gave out a chip in surprise and flew off.
Such a good looking birds who are perfect for photo taking because they are not as fast as some of the smaller songbirds. The vibrant red on its crown makes for some nice photos.
Love the photo where it is staring at me. I was hanging out of my bathroom window when I took this shot and he looked at me in surprise. This was the first time he has ever seen me like this and I am sure he was confused by what I was doing!