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Roberta Schaber

Metamora, MI, United States


This little Downy with one leg has been coming to my feeders all season. He appears in otherwise very good condition and has little problem with negotiating the suet feeders. There does not appear to be any other problems with this bird. In talking with my neighbors, all who feed birds have seen him at their feeder also, including a neighbor about 3/4 of a mile south of me.



One Legged Downy Woodpecker

2 replies on “One legged Downy Woodpecker”

Maureen Farley says:

I have a male Downy who can’t use his leg now, but it used to be fine. I hope he will be alright.

Ed Melen says:

The one legged downy woodpecker at my feeder appears to be in good shape. Not sure why it has only one leg. 🤔

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