Thursday, December 06, 2007

A new Woodpecker

I took my usual walk Monday and came upon a woodpecker. I fired up my new Kodak and tried to take a shot, but it kept flying from tree to tree. After lighting on about three trees, he lit down on a small shrub. I quickly fired off two shots at maximum zoom and then he was gone.

At first I thought he was just a Downy Woodpecker, but after more careful scruitney of the image we are about 95% sure that this little feller is a male Hairy Woodpecker. Tell me what you think?


johnm said...

I am no expert, but I would have to vote for the male Downy Woodpecker. It has a shorter bill than the Hairy Woodpecker.

THaimann said...

You seem to be right about the length of the bill, but the face mask seems different then the Downy Woodpecker.