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  1. Could someone please confirm or refute my identification of this bird as a female Nuttall's Woodpecker. The photo was taken yesterday near San Francisco Bay. Nuttall's Woodpecker? (1) Nuttall's Woodpecker? (2)
  2. Taken February 2018. Mendocino County, California.
  3. Woodpecker

    I believe that this is some type of wood pecker. 1pm today, East Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Please does anyone know what kind ? Or is it something else. Link to photo just below. Thank you. http://garden.cathrynhatfield.com/bird-id/
  4. Hello Members, I do not know much about bird identification, but I do appreciate beautiful animals of all species...especially in their native environment(s). I researched various bird ID groups and found this one to be the most straight-forward and knowledgeable, so I joined with hopes that someone smarter than I on the subject, could possibly help to identify a particular bird I watched (and was wowed by), at close range, over the course of about an hour. Thanks in advance to anyone who has a few minutes to spend reading this, and any additional info/intel you could share. I was in my elevated (10') hunting blind, this past Saturday Morning (12/30/17), in the thick piney woods of NE TX (Crockett, TX / Houston County / 75835 Zip Code) and watched this Wodpecker move from tree to tree (about 5 different trees in total, spending about 20 minutes at each tree). I first heard him or her and wondered if it was even a woodpecker at all - on account the "strikes" I was hearing seemed to be much louder, stronger, slower in succession, and with longer pauses in-between - compared to any otger woodpeckers I'd ever known, across my 20+ years of being an avid outdoorsman. When I first laid eyes on him/her, I was absolutely blown away by the size of this bird. By far the largest woodpecker I've ever seen...bigger than any Crow (and there are a lot of Crows in East TX, so I've seen my share of those for sure). While he/she was at the first tree (about 20 yards away, 20'above my vantage point, and 30' feom the ground) - I was able to get several few pics and a 1 minute video of the bird, which I'll upload here for your review. I just wish they (pics/vid) were of better quality, so I'm hoping they can still help. At each tree, he/she would peck at the main trunk and the branches as well...and did not seem to discriminate between trees that were dead vs. alive. He/she did stick to pine trees though, leaving the oak's and cedar's alone. As he/she was flying from tree to tree, I noticed that the underside of its wings were white. When I got home, I Googled the bird and was unable to decifer between the Pileated vs. Ivory-Billed variety of Woodpecker, and couldnt ID the bird's sex either. I know to always take Google with a grain of salt, which is why I'm here, but going solely from what I read on Google...Google "told" me that the Pileated is smaller than a Crow - the one I saw was much larger than any Crow. However, I'm not sure if the Ivory-Billed would be any larger than a Pileated (or not)? Google also "said" the Pileated has a shorter neck than the Ivory-Billed - the bird I saw had a very long neck, a characteristic that stood out to me right, off the bat - and even moreso after looking at the pics/video again. I hope I wasn't rambling...I just wanted to share any/all details I could recall. Aiming to let you (the experts) decide which were helpful, vs. not. The Video and 2 Pictures can be found here (please let me know if/of any issues Re: trying to access).... Folder: 1 Video & 2 Pictures Thank you all, once again. Gratefully, Lance
  5. Hairy or Downey

    This bird came by this morning. I live in the Mojave desert and don't see a lot of Woodpeckers. IMG_0228-Edit-2 by Terry Dickerson, on Flickr IMG_0225-Edit by Terry Dickerson, on Flickr
  6. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?

    HI, I saw those birds in Toronto 2 weeks ago. any idea?
  7. Vancouver Island BC, a few weeks ago. Noticed that the head spot and markings were a bit different than what I'm used to- I think that makes it a juvenile? Thanks!
  8. This bird was at a feeder in Kansas City, MO on May 28th. I thought it was a little big to be the Downy but not sure.
  9. help with WoodPecker id

    Hi, can some one please help me identify this bird. This has a red-head. But it looks different from the images of 'Red-Headed Wood Pecker' I saw online because of the white spots on its plumage. Thanks !!
  10. Hairy or Downy?

    What do you think Hairy or Downy? I was leaning toward Hairy due to bill size, but am curious as to the other field marks you would use to judge. Taken on 1/10/17 in Burlington VT. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33579913
  11. Suet nuggets

    Hi all, I'm new to the forums and birding. I found some peanut suet nuggets by CS. The birds really live these and I'm wondering if anyone has tried to make the nuggets themselves? If so, I'd love to know how to do it! Thanks and happy birding!
  12. Need ID of Bird?

    Hello. I live on Oregon coast with forest behind me. This could be a woodpecker? Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Very new to this, and having trouble determining if these are Hairy or Downy Woodpeckers. I'm leaning toward Downy, with the red capped being a juvenile. Location is Hopewell Twp., NJ. Thanks!
  14. I have seen and heard these birds for several years on the shore of Lake Simcoe and elsewhere in Southern Ontario. After years of searching on-line and in books I have not been able to identify them. They look like black and white blue jays due to their similar shape, similar markings, and similar size. However, they are very boldly marked in black and white and with no noticeable grey markings or speckle patterns on them. I saw them yesterday and noticed that their fan shaped tails have a thick white band at the tip. They have solid white bellies and are mainly black on top. The crests on their heads resemble those of blue jays. I have considered the possibility that they are either King Fishers, or Hairy or Downy Woodpeckers, but I have now ruled all of these out. They have a loud booming call which sounds like a "Woo Dee Dee, Woo Dee Dee". The last two notes in the series are one semitone higher than the first. Their call is high pitched with a whistle timbre. These birds are very graceful. Sorry, I don't have any pictures yet. Does anybody have a clue what this may be?
  15. Spotted this little guy in back of my Queens, NY apartment just now! Looked a little too big to be a Downy and seems to have the longer bill. What says the Forum? Thanks! -Peter Hairy Woodpecker by degibox, on Flickr
  16. Downey Woodpecker2 by peter spencer, on Flickr Is this photo a downy or Hairy woodpecker? I photographed it in Winnipeg, April 12. Pictures of both are very similar. A female? thanks Peter
  17. Two pictures of the same bird. I was in an urban area but just on the edge of dry forested area in Guayaquil Ecuador. This bird looks similar to a Spot-breasted Woodpecker but has bars on the belly. Can't find this bird in my guide books or online.
  18. I would like to get an opinion, as I'm just not certain. Thanks,
  19. woodpecker by liz feltham, on Flickr This one was taken in a friend's yard yesterday, in Newfoundland. I am leaning towards Hairy due to the length of the bill (or so it appears), as well as the split head patch, but not at all convinced. Confirmation or correction much appreciated
  20. Hello! Since I started birding earlier this spring I've noted lots of Downy Woodpeckers here in the New York Tri-State Area. I seem to see them on probably around half of my birding outings! Also, to date I've recorded five woodpecker species: The Downy, The Red-Headed, The Red-Bellied, the Northern Flicker, and the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. The one that has eluded me: The Downy's larger cousin, the Hairy Woodpecker. Now I can't be sure, but I've convinced myself that in this one little corner of the park is the same pair of little Downies (male and female) that I've been observing since spring. Well yesterday I spotted the woodpecker pictured below and I could swear it was TWICE THE SIZE of the two I've been watching all year. I was close to it. I was right next to the tree. There's no cropping here. Only problem is its beak just doesn't seem very long and this photo has no clear view of its tail. So the question to the forum is, have I found my Moby Dick of Woodpeckers or is this just a really large Downy? Can anyone tell from the photo? Thanks! -Peter Woodpecker by degibox, on Flickr
  21. Found in Ontario's Algonquin Park in late September. Looks like woodpecker but I cannot identify it.
  22. I have, what I'm sure, is a Woodpecker in my holly tree, although I don't hear the normal pecking sound they do. He is new to my yard this year, and I'm delighted to have him. The thing is, I can't figure out what type he is. I live in Western Washington state and have looked at pics for the kinds of woodpeckers there are, but can't seem to find him. His entire head is dark red, black back with small white spots all over it, and long beak. Everytime I try to look at him, he goes around the tree trunk, so I cant see him. He hasn't flown off and stayed away though, so he must not mind my curious pestering to awful much. If anyone can shed some light on if he is a woodpecker and what kind, from the brief description I gave, please feel free. Thanks!!
  23. Hi, Forum! Kelsterbach, outside Frankfurt, this morning. Greater? Lesser? Middle? Will I ever know? Thanks! GermanWoodpecker by degibox, on Flickr
  24. Hi! New birder here. I think this may be my first spotting of a Hairy Woodpecker. I've sen plenty of Downys, and this fella here seemed a bit larger and his beak does seem a bit longer. Can anyone confirm? Thanks, Forum! MrHairy by degibox, on Flickr