Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Woodpecker

I was in my living room late last week when I noticed movement on one of the trees in my front yard. It was a woodpecker -- how fun! I was able to get a picture through my front window, and took a video of her hopping around the tree:

video

From my research, it seems like she is either a downy woodpecker or hairy woodpecker. I'm leaning toward downy, but I'm going to keep an eye out for her to see if I can use any of the identification tips in that link.

1 comment:

Sugar Selections said...

Very cute video. I often have downy and red-bellied woodpeckers at my feeders. The only real difference between downy and hairy is size. For some reason, I constantly see downy but only see hairy 2-3 times a week. If a downy or hairy woodpecker has a red dot on the back of its head it's a male.

I often think your Beeps when I see a downy or hairy at my feeders because they make a very similar beeping noise as they eat, maybe as some kind of warning to the other birds.