Some Birds I have seen On Our
Rutgers University Camden Campus

Pictures and video taken with Panasonic GS15 and GS19


back to Main Bird Page

Downy Woodpecker

 
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.

 

Downy Woodpecker

 
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.

 

*** Go To Top

 

Downy Woodpecker at BSB

Click here for video in Windows Media format
Click here for Microsoft Photo Story presentation Click here for video in Real Media format
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.

 

*** Go To Top

 

Hit Counter

Ed McHugh, OIT Camden Computing Service.
Copyright 2007 [OIT Camden]. All rights reserved.
Revised: Thursday, April 03, 2008

                                                                                                                                  back to Main Bird Page