Thanks so much Ruth. I am so glad you like it. They are very cute little guys. We also have their bigger cousin the Hairy Woodpecker who frequents the feeder, and a Pileated Woodpecker who lives in the back quarter section. He doesn't come to the feeder, but occasionally shows up in the yard on the hydro pole, and you can hear him when he is hammering on a tree from a long ways away.
The little Downy Woodpeckers are very frequent visitors all winter Mary-Anne. They also have an almost identical cousin called the "Hairy Woodpecker". Same coloring and markings only larger and with a longer beak. They love the suet pies that I make them.