Woodpeckers At The Feeder

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

We’ve had a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers and a couple of Downy Woodpeckers hitting the suet pretty steadily for a week or so.  It’s given me a chance to lock in the differences — particularly the longer bill of the Hairy and the more pronounced nose tufts of the Downy.  They are also decimating the old apple tree out back — it’s amazing it still is alive.

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