This poor beautiful dead woodpecker was on the ground in my friend's backyard this morning. I looked it up in my bird book and I reckon it is a female downy woodpecker, but I am not a bird expert, so I could be wrong.
I am assuming it was part of the Fall Migration, and probably hit a window and died from the concussion.
Frequent visitor to suet feeder.
The Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is a species of woodpecker, the smallest in North America.