Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: High Voltage Downy



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  1. Looks like a spotted woodpecker

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    1. Bill-- It's wild how many woodpecker species look alike.

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  2. So glad he found nothing shocking. I agree with you on the many species of woodpecker. The only one I am sure of is the Pileated.

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    1. Patti-- Me too! He made his way up that pole with ease. It's true about the Pileated, absolutely unmistakable.

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  3. I'd go with Downy, too, though I can't tell them apart from Hairy unless I get close enough to judge size.

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    1. Loren-- This bird was pretty small, but it really is hard to tell. I wish the photos were clearer, but I took them through a window.

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  4. Sure is a cutie. I love woodpeckers. Luckily I am surrounded by them.

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    1. Sharon-- That is so cool that you see woodpeckers. I would love to know which species you see.

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    2. I see downy and hairy woodpeckers the most. The hairy woodpeckers are slightly larger, so unless I see both together, sometimes I'm not sure which is which. Red-bellied woodpeckers come to my feeders all the time. They are such sweet-looking birds but very shy. They will fly away if they hear the slightest noise from me. I know there are northern flickers, but I rarely see them, and once in a great while I will see a pileated woodpecker. Although I rarely see them, I hear them all the time. They have a very distinct call which sounds like some sort of jungle bird.

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    3. Sharon-- Wow! That's quite a list of woodpeckers. It's been a while since we've seen a Pileated. Such beautiful birds.

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  5. Nice capture and looking forward to catching up - gave up on fb/trump so am back in the world of mail art and occasional blog = Cheers to you both!!!

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    1. Coffee Messiah-- So glad to see you comment here. Welcome back to the world of blogging! I understand giving up on FB/Trump. Oy, such a nightmare time we are lving in.

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  6. Great photo Robin! Wonderful birds, so photogenic.
    Have a good weekend.
    Robin

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    1. Robin-- Thank you. Hope you're having a great weekend too!

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  7. Nice shot.. the Downy looks cute indeed. I haven't seen this kind for a while. Cheers from NYC..

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    1. indah-- This was the first time I saw a Downy here. I was pretty happy about it! Glad you like the photo. Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. The only one we see on a semi-regular basis is the Red Headed Acorn Woodpecker. About a month ago there was one pecking on a palm tree in our back yard. He's the only one we've seen in our immediate area.

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    1. Pat-- We used to see Acorn Woodpeckers all the time when we were in the Sierra Foothills. Haven't seen one since. This Downy is the first woodpecker we've seen since we moved back to the coast. Yay!!!

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