Our cats were enchanted by a guest visitor to our front trees last week. A juvenile Downy Woodpecker flew in and tried to find food. You could tell from his behavior that he was a juvie – the poor little guy was wearing himself out, pecking at a live tree, trying to extract sap from it! He hopped from branch to branch to no avail. Finally he found a dead branch and seemed to have some luck pulling insects out of it. We rarely see woodpeckers in our neighborhood because we just don’t have enough mature trees to support them. I bet this guy’s nest was nearby. Look at the cute red feathers starting to come out on the back of his head!