Hi everyone! Here we are with our continuing series of birds and today we have the female hairy woodpecker. The sexes are basically the same, except the male has a small red patch at the back of the head, the female is missing this, just as in this photo. They are the second most common woodpecker after the downy woodpecker and can be found over most of N. America. They look like a twin to the downy but are larger and have a longer bill. They are also easily attracted to feeders with suet and sunflower seeds. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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