Hairy Woodpecker – 5/7/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/7/23

Observation Time: 6:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary (boardwalk)

Common Name: Hairy Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Picoides villosus

Comments: Hairy woodpeckers look like downy woodpeckers, but they are larger.  Woodpecker species can be differentiated by the drumming sound they make, as well as by their calls. An app called Merlin is very helpful in detecting and identifying birds singing nearby.

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