Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 03/29/2015


Photo taken on April 26, 2011


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nature
Sikome
Fish Creek Park
Picoides villosus
side view
Woodpecker
Calgary
Hairy Woodpecker
Alberta
Canada
avian
perched
ornithology
branch
bird
male
birds
Family: Picidae


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Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker
Another photo from my archives, taken on 26 April 2011, at Sikome in Fish Creek Park. I've only been out with my camera about half a dozen times in the past month, and I've taken very few photos, so my archives are being used rather often at the moment.

"The larger of two look alikes, the Hairy Woodpecker is a small but powerful bird that forages along trunks and main branches of large trees. It wields a much longer bill than the Downy Woodpecker's almost thornlike bill. Hairy Woodpeckers have a somewhat soldierly look, with their erect, straight-backed posture on tree trunks and their cleanly striped heads. Look for them at backyard suet or sunflower feeders, and listen for them whinnying from woodlots, parks, and forests." From AllAboutBirds.

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hairy_Woodpecker/id/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairy_woodpecker

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