Pictures and video taken with Panasonic GS15 and GS19
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Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB (left frame male - 1/3/2007 & right frame female - 4/1/2008). Mouse click on picture to see videos.
Photos taken with Panasonic GS-15 mini DV in SD mode (2005)
A pair of Downy Woodpeckers were seen in the park area in front of the Student Center.
One of these woodpeckers was seen May 19, 2003, at the top of a buttonwood tree, rapping on a small dead branch making a lot of noise. I think it was looking for a mate.
This is a Downy Woodpecker. It was seen in the near parking lot behind BSB on Feb 15, 2005. It was chased a little by one of the Mockingbirds. But it stayed around for me to get these pictures.
Photos taken with Panasonic GS-15 mini DV in SD mode (2005) at BSB. That is the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background of left image.
On Feb. 21, 2005, as I was heading for my car I heard a "peep". It was unusual since the normal background bird noise was from a bunch of sparrows and starlings. As I crossed between the two parking lots behind BSB, I heard the sound and looked into the trees that line the walkway there. I couldn't see anything unusual. Then I heard the solitary "peep" again. I continued to scan the trees for this visitor and finally saw the Downy Woodpecker. It was darting around in the branches and making the single "peep" noise once in a while. I captured some images from a distance but it would not be still long enough to get a close-up shot.
Photos taken with Panasonic GS-15 mini DV in SD mode
Evidence of Woodpecker activity - tree
in front of Fine Arts
Photo taken with Panasonic GS-19 mini DV in SD mode
Friday around lunch time on April 21, 2006 Bob reported seeing a Woodpecker with a red head. My guess would be the Downy Woodpecker.
Downy Woodpecker at BSB
Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB (1/3/2007). Mouse click on picture to see video.
As I was coming into work on Wednesday morning January 3, 2007 I heard a solitary "peep" sound coming out of a tree next to the small food store next to BSB. It took me a few seconds and a few more "peeps" to locate the source. It was a Downy Woodpecker busily working on a branch in the tree. The motion of the bird also helped to locate it. The video even has the sound of it chopping into the tree. I was able to change positions a few times to get some different angles. I have seen this type of Woodpecker on campus in the past but this is first time I was able to get some video.
Downy Woodpecker (female)
On April 1, 2008 I found this bird on
the west side of BSB late in the day. I captured a little bit of video on
the Serviceberry tree but the bird then flew across the street where I was able
to capture the remainder.
Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB (4/1/2008). Mouse click on picture to see video.
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