Friday, May 11, 2012

A Downy Woodpecker and a Brown Thrasher

It looks like this little guy found something in one of the crevices. The Downy Woodpecker is a smaller version of the Hairy Woodpecker. Hairy Woodpeckers are about the size of a Robin while Downy Woodpeckers are not much bigger than a sparrow.

A Brown Thrasher hanging out in a thicket of buckthorn just like the guides say: A large, skulking bird of thickets and hedgerows. Robins can sometimes act like Thrashers but I've never seen a Thrasher leave the undergrowth and venture out onto a lawn like a Robin.

1 comment:

  1. We saw some downy's at Heron Park near Sawmill Creek and some nuthatches - wonderful to see all the birds back! Great pics!