Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Garden Tuesday - Woodpecker

Woodpecker


This is either a Downy Woodpecker or a Hairy Woodpecker. Me, in my fledgling birdwatcher status, certainly cannot tell them apart.

Woodpecker


What do you think...Hairy...Downy?

17 comments:

Joy said...

Hairy Potter Robert Downey Jr. Woodpecker. This one's for Bob.

Susan D said...

It's difficult to tell from the photo, but a hairy woodpecker has a longer bill and larger body. So I'm thinkin it's a downy. Blessings. Susan

scandi said...

My husband thinks it's a downy too. Here in NE Minnesota we have been seeing a lot of partridge sitting in our trees. They are a large round bird so it is fun to watch them perched on the skinny bare branches at the top of the trees.
Pam, I have a question about the Zoji bread machine. I have made about 4 different loaves, all white & half white/half wheat in my new X-20 but the bottom crust has turned out too hard each time. Is there something I need to do differently or is this a machine I need to return for another? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

shabby girl said...

I vote Robert Downey Jr. woodpecker.
So fun to see new birds in your yard, isn't it? I recently discovered a Red-Bellied woodpecker running up and down the trunks of my rose trees.

Kat said...

Well, to add to the confusion, it could also be a Yello-bellied Sapsucker. Kat

Paula said...

I'll have to ask my kids! Whichever kind the wee birdie may be, it's lovely. I love the action shot of it flying away! What does Patchouli think of all the birdies?

Marjie said...

All I can tell you is that it's not the legendary giant woodpecker which used to inhabit the Ozarks, commonly called the "Lord God Bird", because people would see it and exclaim, "Lord, God, What is that bird?"

noble pig said...

I have no idea but I love their looks!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Can we call him Harry Downy, Robert Downy's brother? Harry doesn't wanto to publicize it either...

I'm sorry, my bad, I know absoutely nothing about birds.

Beautiful pictures Pam.

Tatersmama said...

I'm almost certain it's a Downy Woodpecker...

Check these out

http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/learning/trickyIDs/woodpeckers-with-red-heads

http://www.pestproducts.com/woodpeckers.htm#DownyHairy

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, what great photos!

Pam said...

Joy - funny.

Susan - I think it's a downy too.

Scandi - if you click on my profile, you'll see my email address. Email me and we'll talk bread.

Shabby - thanks for your help! Ha ha.

Kat - please don't add to my confusion.

Paula - Patchouli loves all the little birdies, she wants to be their best friend.

Marjie - I've seen one of those giant woodpeckers!

Noble - me too.

Katherine - funny!

Tatersmom - that's what I'm thinking too.

Jenn - thanks!

cagrowngirl said...

I am new to bird watching and will say the birds in my neighborhood LUV me. I can not wait to get another bird feeder.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Um, they all look the same..? Good shots - impressed you managed to get it in flight :)

Ace C said...

Maybe a downy?

Pam said...

I have no clue but they are great pictures.

Mari said...

I vote Downy!