Downy Woodpecker. I think...

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  1. spiralout462

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    They're common on my property, along with 4 other Woodpecker species. I'm pretty sure this is a Downy, and not Sapsucker. These photos are from today. Downey Woodpecker good.JPG Downey Woodpecker good3.JPG


     
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    yup, it's a downy, and very nicely captured, as well! sapsuckers typically have red heads, not just a red patch. the trick with downies is telling them from hairies, which look very similar. i usually rely on the length of the bill as an identifying feature between those two.
     
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    Thank you sir!

    I'm really starting to fall in love with the Canon 300 f4. I now can capture detail that was not obtainable previously. It's shocking comparing my current images to pictures from a year or two ago!
     
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    Great catch.
     

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