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Need Help on Bird Identification

PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:12 pm
by offytwo
In late August of this year I saw a bird in the distance so I got my camera out and took a few pictures. I thought it was a woodpecker at first but doesn't look like the ones we have around here. Any ideas? I live in Saint Joseph, Michigan.

Re: Need Help on Bird Identification

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:07 pm
by SandyLee
Hi! This is a juvenile (first year) Red-headed Woodpecker! I almost never see them in the winter up here near Traverse City, but a youngster showed up in my yard just last week! Nice find! :D

Re: Need Help on Bird Identification

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:14 am
by offytwo
Thanks Sandy! That is good news for me as I have only seen one adult. So maybe I was seeing a male and female at different times and I didn't know it.

Wayne O in Saint Joseph, Michigan on the Saint Joseph River

Re: Need Help on Bird Identification

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:09 pm
by SandyLee
offytwo wrote:Thanks Sandy! That is good news for me as I have only seen one adult. So maybe I was seeing a male and female at different times and I didn't know it.

Wayne O in Saint Joseph, Michigan on the Saint Joseph River


Could be! And maybe there will be more babies this summer! :D