“Hairy Woodpecker”

“Hairy Woodpecker” - Secord Forest

“Birds know themselves not to be at the center of anything, but at the margins of everything. The end of the map. We only live where someone’s horizon sweeps someone else’s. We are only noticed on the edge of things; but on the edge of things, we notice much.”
― Gregory Maguire

At first, I thought this was a Downy Woodpecker, the most common species around here, but when I checked my bird books it looks more like this is a Hairy Woodpecker. They appear  very similar, except the Hairy Woodpecker has a longer beak. I’d appreciate a verification from my bird watching connections, since I use this blog as a learning tool as well.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm
1/40 sec, f/3.2, ISO 100

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3 Comments on ““Hairy Woodpecker”

  1. Great photo. Check out my blog, as I recently posted about the Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers and how to tell them apart.

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