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The birds are arriving !...I happened upon a few robins along the bare spots along the roads this morning....A flock of "Canadas" flew over....I also heard 2 different ruffed grouse drumming this morning but never "zeroed" in on em....the woodpeckers were flitting from tree to tree in numbers this morning.....Spring is "almost" here...well...almost grin...tomorrow and wednesday will be a different story from what they say grin...

I have a hard time with these woodpeckers.....I think this is a downey but maybe a hairy....Nice looking bird against the blue sky of spring whatever it is... grin...Sure is "workin" this hole,apparently there's something "good and tasty" beneath that bark somewhere...

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I think Hairy also. The beak appears to be about the same length as the width of his head. The woodpeckers have really been hanging out in my back yard this last few days.

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I'll throw my two cents in and id it as a hairy also, based on bill structure. I think number three is very nice, and you are right, birds against blue sky is always sweet!

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I concur with the rest as a Hairy, going by the bill size. Usually they are not that cooperative as Downy's. Nice images!

Mike

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Hairy it is!....Thanks all for setting me straight on the fine art of woodpeckerage grin....Guess the downies are smaller then the hairies from what they say and even then a small hairy can at times resemble a large downey or depends upon if an eastern species or western species after checking into it......I will be looking for the "longer beak(Hairy)" from now on to make a quick "on the spot" ID of these woodpeckers....this guy was above me about 60' and sure was intent on drilling a hole through this popple tree!....

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I couldn't tell by looking at the photos. Hairys are much bigger than Downys.

Hairy is Blue Jay size while the Downy is not much bigger than a Chikadee. Anyway, thats how I can tell.

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