Thursday, October 18, 2007

male Hairy Woodpecker

Recent days it is much easier to find birds at our feeders than in the field. We have two species of wood- peckers that visit.The Hairy Woodpecker, as is shown here drops in most days, and its smaller look-alike version, the Downy Woodpecker, shows up occasionally too. The red colouring on the back of this male Hairy's head makes identification easy as the female of this species does not have any red.

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