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Posted February 01, 2014 - 03:30 PM

If I can catch him when the camera is handy, I'll post a pic. Haven't seen one in many years. His whole head isn't red, but a small area on top. He's a little smaller than a Robin.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 03:37 PM

Was it any of these?

 

http://www.birdsourc...-with-red-heads

 

 

We have alot of the Downy Woodpeckers here.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 03:56 PM

They are fun to watch. I feed downys, hairys, flickers, and red bellied woodpeckers. A couple of weeks ago, as I stepped out the back door, a pileated flew over. I've been peeling the bark off my firewood to get the mealie worms to leave out for the birds. Keep feeding them. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 04:05 PM

Was it any of these?

 

http://www.birdsourc...-with-red-heads

 

 

We have alot of the Downy Woodpeckers here.

It's more like the 'Yellow Bellied' or 'Downy'. Hope to get a better look at it some day! Most of the time, I just here it.


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 04:41 PM

Kenny, the Downy and the Hairy are very similar with the Hairy being noticeably larger. We have those 2, flickers and Pileated here. The Flickers have a habit of landing on the metal eves trough right after dawn in the summer and making a racket by beating on the metal. They seem to know where the bedroom window is and get right above it. Wakes you up every time. 


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 05:04 PM

Kenny, the Downy and the Hairy are very similar with the Hairy being noticeably larger. We have those 2, flickers and Pileated here. The Flickers have a habit of landing on the metal eves trough right after dawn in the summer and making a racket by beating on the metal. They seem to know where the bedroom window is and get right above it. Wakes you up every time. 

Got an alarm clock, Huh?


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 05:15 PM

I got to tell it,...

Standing at the end of the driveway waiting for the school bus early one morning a wood pecker came down and promptly begin beating on the 35 MPH sign next to the driveway, needless to say the bus was late that morning, many sticks and rocks later the bus drove up and my headache begin to subside.

I'll bet it had a dull beak by the days end,......can you say Woody the Woodpecker !!


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:15 PM

Got an alarm clock, Huh?

Yep! The funniest part was after you were awake you could hear it at the neighbours place waking them up as well. 


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Posted February 01, 2014 - 11:12 PM

We have Hairys, Downeys and Piliated here during the winter. If the fat feeder on the post is empty they beat on the house until we fill the feeder up again. In the spring the sapsuckers will beat on the down spout--- makes them sound like the biggest bird in the woods, lol


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