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Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

back yard tree

Hairy and Downy woodpeckers look nearly identical with a couple of differences a novice like me might be able to spot. I think this is a Hairy Woodpecker because I don't see any spots along his tail--and Downy woodpeckers have spots there. Also, his bill (although you can't see it) is pretty long--and a Downy's is shorter.