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Thread: Do you now anything about Northeastern birds?

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    lol, I hope they don't notice! The chickadee is right, but when I said gray, i meant it was black with some grayish tint mixed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    The most common woodpeckers where I live are Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, which would be impossible to tell apart except that the Downy is much smaller. The males have some red on their head and the females don't.
    Size can be a tough differentiating factor unless both are present - although here the size difference is quite significant. In relation to head size, the Hairy has a significantly longer bill than the Downy which can help ID's at a distance or when the other species is not around.
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    I looked at pictures side to side and it also looks like the withe stripes go up the downy's body more then the hairy. Ok, so they is now a pair of downy woodpeckers here. I have also seen the male cardinal as well.

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    Okay, I got some nice pictures of the woodpeckers.

    The male


    Sorry about the glaze, I had the camera on the wrong setting but it is still nice.


    And the female, I think she is prettier then the male for some reason.

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    I decided to put some seed closer to my window to get better pics. It seems to have worked. I have 3 blue jays here and some robins too but, some weird bird scared them all away. So no robin pics today.











    And what is this weird one? I never seen it before.

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    The last photo is of a European Starling. Quite common in most of USA now after a supposed introduction via a Shakesperean play company many, many years ago. They are cavity nesters and quite aggressive feeders. They do not eat seeds with the exception of hulled sunflower or peanuts and corn. The will, however, make short work of your suet.

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    oh, well the blue jays weren't afraid of them. Either way most of the birds at or feeder weren't eating the sunflower and corn. Also the flock of 7 I saw just now barely touched the suet. Sigh, so shakespear's plays brought an invasive species here? I knew classical plays were bad!

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    The story I heard was that some organization decided to bring over examples of every animal mentioned in a Shakespeare play. That means we've been doubly blessed by Shakespeare.
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