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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #1
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Default Hairy Woodpecker

I found her in a densely wooded area and mostly shot at 3200 ISO thus losing some detail.







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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #2
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Great shots Don, of one of my favorite woodpeckers.
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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #3
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Great shots Don, of one of my favorite woodpeckers.
Thanks Sharon. My favorite too. They always seem to surprise me by flying into a tree near to where I am.
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Super shots Don! I've seen one ever. I'll have to come back and look at these until the second time comes around.
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Don I particularly like the first image as it has fewer distracting branches
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Old 15th of May 2012 (Tue)   #6
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I am going to play devil's advocate here. The bill on this bird is quite large, larger than I would expect on a Downy. Also, the outer tail feathers look completely white, without any marks or barring. Could this possibly be a Hairy??

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I am going to play devil's advocate here. The bill on this bird is quite large, larger than I would expect on a Downy. Also, the outer tail feathers look completely white, without any marks or barring. Could this possibly be a Hairy??

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Old 16th of May 2012 (Wed)   #8
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Super shots Don! I've seen one ever. I'll have to come back and look at these until the second time comes around.
Thanks Lillian. I've seen quite a lot in Florida but not so many here in Ontario.
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Don I particularly like the first image as it has fewer distracting branches
I agree Stephen and would prefer there to be no distracting branches. That was a dense area of the woods and I was lucky to get the shots I did. Maybe next time.
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I am going to play devil's advocate here. The bill on this bird is quite large, larger than I would expect on a Downy. Also, the outer tail feathers look completely white, without any marks or barring. Could this possibly be a Hairy??

Just throwin' it out there.

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You could be right Mark. I have no idea of the differences. Apparently the Downy is the smaller of the two but it's difficult to tell the actual size.
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Thanks Kenny. You're in the Hairy column.
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I would go with Hairy as well, that beak is pretty large, nicely done at that iso Don!
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Thanks much Bret. It seems we have general agreement on Hairy. Polls are closing.
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