Category Archives: Woodpeckers

A woodpecker to identify

A female hairy woodpecker (I think) works on excavating a hole in the trunk of a dead tree last week at Taylor Creek Park. © BCP 2011 I thought we were supposed to have April showers (to bring the May flowers, of course.) So what’s with these April monsoons we’ve been having? It seems like […]

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A walk in the Lower Don with the Toronto Field Naturalists

A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) hunts for lunch near the banks of the Lower Don River Saturday, Mar. 19/11 © BCP 2011 What a glorious morning for a spring walk in the Don Valley. Starting out at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, there was sunshine — all the more dazzling for its recent rarity — and more […]

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A hairy woodpecker at my suet feeder

Slightly warmer here today in the Big Smoke, but it’s still clear we’re in the depths of winter. A bit of sunshine helping, though. I thought this photo of what I think is a female hairy woodpecker, (Picoides villosus) rather than a downy, (Picoides pubescens) was a cheering sight, so here she is. (I decided […]

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