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Yes that's a Hairy. Bill is way too big to be a Downy. Unusual to see one on the ground though, at least where I bird.

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The bill length says Hairy. Also the white stripe under the eye is better for Hairy. On Downy, it eventuates in a larger white patch at the back of the head.

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Definitely Hairy. Bill length in 1st photo clinched it, then 2nd photo confirmed. I don't know if a Downy can even hold a mature acorn in its beak (doubt it), so if anyone has any images of that, I'd like to see.

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If you pick the right sort of oak tree, a Downy absolutely could hold a mature acorn in it's beak. But not that species. (Is that actually an acorn? It looks rather like a Pecan to me.)

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3 hours ago, psweet said:

If you pick the right sort of oak tree, a Downy absolutely could hold a mature acorn in it's beak. But not that species. (Is that actually an acorn? It looks rather like a Pecan to me.)

It almost looks like a Peanut to me.

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6 hours ago, psweet said:

If you pick the right sort of oak tree, a Downy absolutely could hold a mature acorn in it's beak. But not that species. (Is that actually an acorn? It looks rather like a Pecan to me.)

Agreed, around here several of the oaks (Water, Pin, etc.) have smaller acorns, probably around a half inch long, maybe smaller. 

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