Today's post is a comparison of the Hairy and Downy woodpeckers. When viewing these birds in the wild as separate species they really look identical, but together there are some very distinct differences.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
These are pictures from the last leg of my New Jersey Trip. They were taken at the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge located just north of Atlantic City. It is an amazing section of New Jersey. It must be completely awesome during migration. As soon as we entered the refuge, a rather large flock of snow geese took to the air. Unfortunately, we were too far away to get a good picture.
Today I've posted an assortment of birds. The savannah sparrow is the first and looks very similar to most other sparrows except for the yellow highlight above its eye. It runs along the ground really fast too. I also posted a Tundra Swan. Looks like a Mute Swan with the exception of the black vs an orange beak. I posted another picture of the Northern Pintail only because I think they are cool and a Ring-necked duck as well. Not the coolest duck on the street, but I'd have a beer with him.
Savannah Sparrow (notice yellow highlights above the eye)
Tundra Swan (really windy so even using a tripod was tough)
Northern Pintail (male and female)