Little bird thread...your mission Mr Phelps

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  1. fishing4sanity

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    I posted this Grey Jay yesterday in another thread, but he was so friendly I'll put him here as well.
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    My other half cut our honeysuckle back in the fall but left the old growth to dry in the lattice. It makes it easier to remove in the early spring/late winter. The birds also love using it for cover when it's cold like today : low teens.

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    Female Woodpecker ( either Hairy or Downy, jury is still out lol )

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    Downy woodpecker. Small and short beak.
     
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    It has a large white stripe down it's back though. Isn't that a Hairy?
     
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    They both do. The three ways to tell are beak size (downy smaller), spotted tail (Downy) and overall size with a Hairy being ~1.5x the size of downy.
     
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    Ahhh, Thanks!
     
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    you got another shot with the head at a different angle? bill looks longer then what a downy's bill would be.
     
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    I don't know but it doesn't look any bigger than this one.

    [​IMG]Downy woodpecker by Brent Cameron, on Flickr
     
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    No, sorry. I deleted all the others after I posted that one.
     
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    This is a great thread.
     
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    Dark Eyed Junco

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