Big Lagoon State Park, West Pensacola, Florida - May 9, 2017

Big Lagoon State Park, West Pensacola, Florida - May 9, 2017
Big Lagoon State Park, West Pensacola, Florida - May 9, 2017

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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