Woodpecker

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Is this a harry woodpecker? I am not sure, but he loved the bugs in the twig just below this branch. I was just glad that he decided to move up a bit for a portrait.

Shot with a D2x and a 300 f2 AIS.

JCA


Woodpecker by jcAOY, on Flickr
 
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Jeremy - I believe that is a Downy Woodpecker. Very nice shot. They look almost the same as the Hairy, but are smaller. One way to tell them apart (besides size) is the beak. The Hairy's beak is longer than the head is wide, while the Downy's beak is shorter in length than the head is wide.
 
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It's a male Downy. We have lots of Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers in our woods. A very nice shot of this one. You captured the nice details and it's on a nice perch.
 
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I remember that Harry and Downey woodpeckers used to visit my grandmother's feeder when I was a kid. I recognized this fellow as one of them, but I couldn't remember which was which. Thanks for the help and comments.

JCA
 
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