Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016
Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Hairy Woodpecker Visited - Monday, March 16, 2015

I spent Monday, March 16 sitting at the table writing blogs and watching the birds at the feeder. The feeder had the usual house finches, sparrows, cardinals, brown-headed cowbirds, and red-winged blackbirds.

But it was a bird on a tree that caught my eye: the hairy woodpecker, which is rare in South Texas. It looks almost identical to the downy woodpecker, but what gave it away was a longer beak and a narrow longer white patch on its back (as opposed to the downy woodpecker).


Hairy woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker
Hairy woodpecker pecking
That's it for today. I just had to share this rare visitor to our area.

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