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Two Woodpeckers

Red-bellied Woodpecker

A Downy Woodpecker and a Red-bellied Woodpecker were both in the same Oak Tree when I snapped these pictures in my yard on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2012.  I also took the picture of the Red-bellied Woodpecker, shown at the top, on 11/21/12, also in the yard here.

The Downy Woodpecker is a small woodpecker with a white chest, barred black and white wings and a black and white head.  It looks much like the bird’s slightly larger cousin the Hairy Woodpecker.  The females do not have a red patch in their head as the males do.  I am thrilled to have seen both woodpeckers here!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

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Comments on: "Two Woodpeckers" (2)

  1. love that beautiful red head stripe of the red-belly. 🙂

    happy thanksgiving to you!

    • Hi Theresa, Thank you so much! We are having a quiet day here. My husband mowed so the birds are happily looking through the cut grass to see if they may find some bugs for their lunch. Have a great holiday and a pleasant coming few days!

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