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johnstoy
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Feb 04, 2009 14:28 |  #1

Here are a few of my winter bird pics...

#1. Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Female)

IMAGE: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l60/stoy17/Birds2009Winter/IMG_00433w.jpg

#2. Hairy Woodpecker, (Female)
IMAGE: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l60/stoy17/Birds2009Winter/IMG_00303w.jpg

#3. Carolina Wren
IMAGE: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l60/stoy17/Birds2009Winter/IMG_00625w.jpg

#4. Red-Breasted Nuthatch (recently injured, now has only one leg)
IMAGE: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l60/stoy17/Birds2009Winter/IMG_00123W.jpg

#5. Downy Woodpecker (Female)
IMAGE: http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l60/stoy17/Birds2009Winter/IMG_00542_1.jpg

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Feb 04, 2009 19:07 |  #2

Wow...very nice close ups. I love the female Red-belly the best but all are sweet!




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Feb 04, 2009 19:11 |  #3

All nice shots. Haven't seen any Wrens in my area yet. Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough. How do you tell the difference between a Hairy Woodpecker and a Downy Woodpecker? They both look exactly the same in your pictures. Were they labeled wrong? I see these all the time and thought they were all Downy Woodpeckers.


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Feb 04, 2009 19:15 |  #4

Nice shots John. Rick, the Hairy's are twice as big and the beak is longer than a downys is, in relation to the head. A Downy beak is 1/4 as long as it's head, and a Hairy's is 1/2 as long. But size is the giveaway.


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Feb 04, 2009 19:23 |  #5

Nice shots John, Brrrrrrrrr, made me turn up my space heater a notch. :D


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Feb 04, 2009 23:00 |  #6

Lovely shots!


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Feb 05, 2009 07:15 |  #7

Redrib wrote in post #7255871external link
Wow...very nice close ups. I love the female Red-belly the best but all are sweet!

Thanks for the positive response... The Red Bellied Woodpecker was a pretty dark shot cause it was cloudy and snowing at the time... I recovered the colors from RAW and post processing brightened it up.

Newtophoto wrote in post #7255901external link
All nice shots. Haven't seen any Wrens in my area yet. Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough. How do you tell the difference between a Hairy Woodpecker and a Downy Woodpecker? They both look exactly the same in your pictures. Were they labeled wrong? I see these all the time and thought they were all Downy Woodpeckers.

My neighbor has a few bird houses near me... and one is being occupied by the Wren's. Cannonloader describes the difference best... The Hairy is considerably larger.

canonloader wrote in post #7255933external link
Nice shots John. Rick, the Hairy's are twice as big and the beak is longer than a downys is, in relation to the head. A Downy beak is 1/4 as long as it's head, and a Hairy's is 1/2 as long. But size is the giveaway.

Thanks Mitch for covering for me... These winter shots are tough to get cause the birds keep in the shadows and it's quite dark, especially when cloudy.

Nighthound wrote in post #7255990external link
Nice shots John, Brrrrrrrrr, made me turn up my space heater a notch. :D

It was 6 degrees this morning here... I keep the feeder full at all times... including a couple of suet cakes for them.

jgrussell wrote in post #7257299external link
Lovely shots!

Thanks for the positive feedback... I've got some close ups, that I will call portraits, to post next.


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