Friday, November 02, 2012


This is either a hairy woodpecker or a downy woodpecker. I am not sure how you tell the difference between the two as they look alike to me in the guidebook.

Same bird.

This appears to be a northern flicker but I am not positive. I am pretty sure it is some kind of woodpecker (as I think this is the bird that was beating on a tree at one point) and that is the only brownish woodpecker in my guidebook.

I am using the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States.

I took these photos with my Nikon Coolpix P500. This not an SLR camera but instead is a point and shoot with a 36x lens on it.


  1. We haven't heard or seen as many woodpeckers in our neighborhood as in past years. They're tap tap tap is quite distinctive. I do hear the call of the pileated woodpeckers though.

  2. Very good pictures! I have a couple of red headed woodpeckers that have pecked my fence rails full of holes.


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