Saturday, December 24, 2016

But His Tail is Hidden

How to tell a Hairy Woodpecker from a Downy Woodpecker
Size and tail color are two of the biggest clues 
when deciphering these two backyard regulars.
This is a Downy

Wishing everyone the merriest of Christmases
and looking forward to all the Critters in 2017.


  1. Hello Gayle, great closeup of the woodie! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. super shot of this sweet and pretty bird.. Merry Chrismtas

  3. Beautiful!
    Just when I think I know which is Hairy and which is Downy, I get confused again and have to consult my bird book.
    Merry Christmas!


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