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Monday, March 15, 2010


This looks like a nice tree - nice view anyway.
Hey, what's that I see down there?

Doggone it, I can't quite reach it. Maybe if i stretch.....

Now this is a better angle!

I know some of you bird people out there will recognize this bird...but I don't. What kind is it? He/she had a grand old time eating suet outside my kitchen window Sunday.


Amelia said...

Looks like a female "hairy woodpecker"...the male looks the same except it has a small red patch on the top of hit head.

May your week be filled with lots of blessings.

Carrie P. said...

Great photos. Amelia is right. I have a couple that come to my suet feeder.

Love Bears All Things said...

I thought it was the Downy but maybe Amelia is right. The Hairy has a longer bill and coarser feathers. I've had them on my suet all winter.
Mama Bear

Maggey and Jim said...

The hairy is about 9 1/2 inches, quite a large beak and the downy is about 6 1/2 inches, also on tail outer feathers some spots.. Love watching them and they love suet..

Anonymous said...

Hi, Marlene! It was probably a Downy.They're the smallest of our woodpeckers and a reduced size of its cousin, the Hairy. Generally speaking, the Downy frequents bird feeders and knows how to tap into our kindness, whereas the Hairy would rather tough it out in the woods, pecking for insects and making holes larger.

Great pix!

Val said...

I love to see birds. We love our feeder. Our birds are spoiled to black sunflower seeds. They love them.

Sunny said...

I believe this is a downy woodpecker. We have them here in SW Kentucky all winter. I love watching my birds

Anonymous said...

Yes, I also agree, it is the downy... we have downy's, hairy's and a red-bellied... it is so much fun watching all the birds in the yard!