A female Downy Woodpecker feeds at the bird feeder in July alongside an American Goldfinch.
Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers are common in our area and across North America. They frequently visit the suet feeders I put out in winter and seed feeders during the summer.
It's not hard to tell the difference between a Downy Woodpecker and a Hairy Woodpecker if you look close. The Downy Woodpecker is smaller and has a short bill while the Hairy Woodpecker is slightly larger but more noticeably has a long bill.
A male back again in August.Back To Wildlife Gallery Index