...a sleepy-eyed baby Downy Woodpecker rests on a dead willow branch to watch what was going on around her (later during the summer, the entire dead section of the tree, including this branch, came tumbling down. During the winter our Cooper's Hawk and our Red-shouldered Hawk perch in the dead tree, giving us fantastic views of them, but no more. We already miss the dead part of our half-dead Weeping Willow tree).
...she decided to soak up a few rays of sunshine and remained in this splayed-wing posture for a minute or so!
...a juvenile male Downy Woodpecker stakes out his peanut claim!