Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Today was an interesting bird day. It rained really hard last night. Early this morning, there were quite a few fancy ducks in the lake. Mike spotted a female
Green Winged Teal but confused it for a female mallard. Next Chris spotted three female Hooded Mergansers and then Mike saw a male Green Winged Teal join the group. Chris then spotted four Wood Ducks. They must have taken refuge from the storm at Lake Nelson during the night. It was too grey to get any good photos so we just enjoyed the visitors.

Much later in the day, it cleared up and we got a good photo of a male Hairy Woodpecker at the suet feeder. For a while, it got warm enough for some turtles to come out and sun themselves on a tree that fell into the lake in a recent storm. The turtles jumped in the water when we got close, but they don't seem to mind sharing the log with the geese.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a bird that looks like the hairy woodpecker, minus the red spot on the hthat a female?

November 27, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry - is that a female vesion of the hairy woodpecker

November 27, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

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