June 15, 2008

Meet The Picoides villosus Girls





These female Hairy Woodpeckers have been coming together to the peanut feeder over the last couple of days. They lack the brilliant red caps their male counterparts wear. The blue jays impatiently wait for the squirrels to move off the feeder and keep the smaller birds at bay when they are having their lunch. But nothing trumps the woodpeckers. They eat at that feeder whenever they want - one advantage, I guess, of having long and very powerful beaks!

2 comments:

movita said...

Know what name I'd hate to have?
Hairy Woodpecker.

chad said...

These guys are far nicer than the grimy city pigeons who taunt me from the window ledge. They eat meat. BTW, thanks for flogging my book on your reading list!