Posted by Edwin Bowe on November 8, 2021 at 8:54 am
Location: Nicholasville, KY
Although downy woodpeckers visit our feeders daily, hairy woodpeckers are much less common. Hairy woodpeckers are larger than downy woodpeckers, although this may be difficult to determine in the absence of something to gauge size. More easily recognized differentiating features are the absence of black spots on the white outer tail feathers and the longer bill (almost as long as the head) in hairy woodpeckers.