I had the pleasure and fortune of watching a male downy woodpecker search for food amongst the branches of a downed Ohio buckeye tree on Friday. I filled my two gigabyte memory card with shots of this bird! All the right condiditions were there. It was sunny, he was in the light, but boy did he move. Here you can see him winding up and then "going in for the kill" and stabbing the wooden stem. Notice the dust shake off the branch, and see how he closes his eyes on impact. Pretty cool.