Sunday, August 06, 2006

Hairy Woodpecker

A series of pictures of the Hairy Woodpecker that visited our feeder this morning.

We've had fleeting sightings of the Hairy, who never seemed to stay long, but this time he was there for quite a while, long enough for me to get my camera and get in position for some good pics. There's no doubt when a hairy arrives--so much bigger than the downies!

Note the large beak, and the lack of black barring on the white tail feathers, also. The Hairy is about 25-50 percent larger than a downy.

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