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Downy or Hairy?

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Not sure about this one either Steve, it wasn't hanging around long enough to get some decent photo opps and there is some blurring to contend with. My guess is leaning towards the Hairy....?

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This guy needs no intro or identification... smile

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Stu, because of the blur and the angle, it's hard to say. Downies' bills are finer than haries' and are smaller in proportion to their heads than hairies are, but this one presents quite a few challenges.

Care to try again? gringringrin

If someone was to bet me a case of Kokanee, I'd say it's a downy, and we'd send the image to Birder's World Magazine online to settle the bet. gringrin

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It is hard to tell the difference without some way to judge the size. Downy is a little bigger than a chickadee, hairy is larger than a robin.

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I have to agree with the downy.... hairy has a bigger proportioned bill.

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