Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monday April 27, 2020 W is for Woodpecker!

2020 A to Z Challenge!
W is for Woodpecker!
Hairy Woodpecker
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The larger of two look alikes, the Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. It wields a much longer bill than the Downy Woodpecker's almost thornlike bill. Hairy Woodpeckers have a somewhat soldierly look, with their erect, straight-backed posture on tree trunks and their cleanly striped heads. Look for them at backyard suet or sunflower feeders, and listen for them whinnying from woodlots, parks, and forests.

 Downy Woodpecker
Information and Photo credit link. 
If you go to this LINK
You will see our own personal experience
 with a California Acorn Woodpecker.  
These woodpeckers were my favorite
as they were so communal with each
other and "talked" back and forth.
Have a lovely day!


  1. I love these guys. Mostly we get downies, but every once in a while a hairy. They are so handsome!
    Black and White (Words and Pictures)

  2. Woodpeckers are amazing, but we are not entertained when we are trying to sleep and they peck on the woodburning stove pipe to make the bugs run out from under the flashing. Sounds like a machine gun going off on the roof above us!

  3. Who looked at that bird and thought 'I'm gonna name this hairy woodpecker'? :D Hairy?
    I love woodpeckers. I once watched one trying to peck an aluminum street sign...

    The Multicolored Diary

  4. I hear woodpeckers now and again in my cedar trees. Hopefully just to attract a mate or let other woodpeckers know "this is my tree!" I don't want to think they found insects in the bark!

  5. I love to hear them rat-a-tatting in the trees!

    W is for ...

  6. This bird was lucky to come into your home, you rescued him well. Cute bird!
    W is for Women

  7. Peck peck peck away!

    W is for Weak

  8. I get both of these critters and other woodpeckers as well at the suet cage. I love listening to their calls -- but I don't like them rat-ta-tat-tatting on my wood siding!