A Woodpecker

I am having trouble identifying what I am pretty sure is a woodpecker.  Since the Downy Woodpecker and the Hairy Woodpecker look alike, only a size difference as far as I can tell (Hairy Woodpeckers are the bigger ones), I don’t know which one this is.  I am sure that it is a female version of whatever it is because it does not have the red stripe on the head like the males of both varieties.  Can any of you tell me which one this is?


Woodpecker ©12 May 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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11 Responses to A Woodpecker

  1. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    I think it is a moose. I love you. ZIng! Zing!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. pattisj says:

    I think it’s a Downy. There’s a bit of difference in beak/head ratio that helps with identification.

    Liked by 1 person

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