Scene in Edmonds: Feeding time

Photographer Ken Pickle provided an update on the Hairy Woodpecker family in Pine Ridge Park, which “seems to be doing fine. Here are a couple of shots of junior being fed,” Pickle said.

8 Replies to “Scene in Edmonds: Feeding time”

  1. AWESOME photos, Ken! I have never been able to tell the difference between a Hairy Woodpecker and a Downy Woodpecker. Is it just the size, or are there distinctive markings?

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  2. I believe a few years back, Ken pointed me to the Pileated Woodpecker nest at Pine Ridge that had three chicks in the hole.

    Thanks Ken!

    Yes, size. My books shows Downy’s 6-7″ and Hairy’s 9-10″.

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  3. The bills of the hairy woodpeckers are also noticeably larger than those of the downies. Pine Ridge Park is a good place to spot woodpeckers as hairies, pileateds, and flickers all nest there.

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