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  1. Hi - I could use some help identifying birds from a recent (August) trip to Wyoming's Wind River range. This includes three woodpeckers that I am having trouble distinguishing, one bird that I think I identified, and one that is puzzling me. Woodpeckers All seen between 8000' and 8500'. I've looked at various guides to telling them apart but overall am not sure. Bird A - I think this is a Hairy Woodpecker, based on the head, wings, and white body? Bird B - Bird C - not sure? Very similar to B, but body is spotted / barred. Bird D - Western Tanager? Also seen around 8500', on the ground in the forest. Bird E - No good ideas. Colors kind of remind me of a varied thrush, but the patterns don't fit. Seen around 12300', on rocks at a mountain pass. Thanks for any help!
  2. Hello! First time seeing this bird from my Brooklyn apartment window today and was stunned by how pretty it was. I think I am correct in identifying it as either a Hairy or a Downy woodpecker, but Iā€™d love to know which one it is. It was in an oak tree outside my window and then flew to my suet cake feeder. The suet cake feeder measures 5.6ā€ x 4.8ā€ for size reference. IMG_5133.MOV
  3. This woodpecker was spotted today. I cannot tell if it is a downy or hairy woodpecker. Are those black bars on the outer tail feathers? Honestly, I am not sure where to look. Initially I thought the beak looked long. It was only at the feeder for a few seconds so I did not get a chance to observe much behaviour. My location is the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. Thanks!
  4. I have a hard time distinguishing the Downy from the Hairy woodpecker. I can't tell if the "tail spots" seen peeking out between the wings in the one picture are part of the wing or the tail. This was shot on the Bruce Peninsula, in Ontario, Canada at 11 am.
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