December 12th, 2005

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Honey I shrunk the woodpecker!

Apparently there's two kinds, see, that are very similar, the downy woodpecker and the hairy woodpecker:


http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i3940id.html
http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i3930id.html

The ones that came to feed on our suet LOOKED different, but it wasn't until today that we had proof - the big bird and the little bird side by side on the feeder. We have not one but TWO pairs of woodpeckers, of different species.

I am enthralled.