As the weather slowly moves out of the deep freeze and endless snow, we are now able to enjoy many sights and sounds of spring! The Downy Woodpecker is now drumming and drilling as part of its courtship and nesting behavior. The Downy Woodpecker is named for the soft appearance of its feathers and is a common resident all over Falmouth. The Downy is the smallest of the woodpeckers. It has a white back and underparts, black wings with white spotting, a black and white face with a red patch on the back of its head. This Downy Woodpecker was recently seen in North Falmouth off of Wild Harbor Road.