I was given another assignment for tonight, but it’s getting late and I need all the beauty sleep I can get. So this will have to suffice for this evening.
What we have here is a female downey woodpecker. There seem to be about as many floating around here as the red-bellied. They are quite a bit smaller and look very, very similar to the hairy woodpecker. The only differences are the shorter bill and generally smaller body. The markings are almost exact. The male downey has a small red cap on the back of his head, makes him more attractive! So that’s it for tonight, I’m sure I’ll have the next assignment ready for tomorrow.