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Hairy woodpecker?

Posted: May 30 5:47 pm
by DennisM39
Taken May 30, Thetis Lake Regional Park. I think this is a Hairy woodpecker? I cannot see enough of its back for a positive id. Can anyone confirm? Thx.

ImageIMG_8123 by Dennis McMillan, on Flickr

Re: Hairy woodpecker?

Posted: May 30 7:47 pm
by jewill
Yes, it’s a Hairy. The best indicator to distinguish between a Hairy and Downy is the beak. With a Hairy it is rather large, almost as long as it’s head. A Downy’s beak is small and dainty by comparison.
Cheers!

Re: Hairy woodpecker?

Posted: May 31 10:28 am
by DennisM39
Thanks Judy!