Thursday, June 4, 2015

Downy Woodpecker...maybe

In bird watching, sometimes, it can be extremely difficult to decipher the differences between 2 birds. Take the Hairy and the Downy Woodpecker. This is a side by side comparison, but unless I have them both side by side: I can't tell the difference. So, I am thinking it's a Downey, but heck...I could be wrong.

A baby coming in for a landing only to discover that a metal pole is much slicker and harder to get a grip than a bird branch. It was all flutter trying to maintain it's balance!

Not the most graceful of stances as it has it's body and tail torqued in order to stay on...but he finally succeeded in staying put. I love Dad checking out his progress, he seems to be looking at him in question..."hanging on there son?"

When Dad is assured that sonny boy is secure he goes in for a feeding! Poor kid, he had to work for this mouthful of food! 


Birding Life List:
1. Crow
2. Eastern Bluebird
3. Common Grackle
4. Red Belly Woodpecker
5. Mallard Duck
6. Downy Woodpecker

4 comments:

Anna said...

Love your bird posts! I love watching the birds out my window at work and in my yard at home.

Donna Lueders said...

LOL Love the post. Wouldn't you just love to know what animals are thinking?

Jean said...

You are so funny! Bird watching, snake watching, plant watching...... anything else???

Carole Z said...

Love these photos, I could watch the birds all day! Hugs Carole Z X