It was a dull day, and the woodpecker kept in the shelter of the branches, foiling my attempts to focus my camera on it. Then that bird flew off, but when I walked on, I saw another Hairy Woodpecker that was slightly more willing to pose. (But only slightly.)
And yes, on the Saskatchewan prairies, we indeed have trees and forest bird species.
|Hairy Woodpecker at work © SB|
What is this bird? A Hairy Woodpecker (female, from the lack of red nape spot, and Hairy — not Downy — from its size, its bill and the spur of black feathers at the side of its breast).
Location: Near Muenster, Saskatchewan.
Photo dates: March 1, 2013