Downy Woodpecker

Here’s the Downy Woodpecker, note the shorter and sharper beak.
And they are slightly smaller in body size than the Hairy Woodpecker (posted below).

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My little woodpecker

He could be a Downey woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) or a Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus).  I am not good at distinguishing the difference between the two.  Whatever he is, he is the only regular visitor to my suet.  Occasionally the blue jay eats the suet, but usually just the little woodpecker.  He is here daily.  And so often that I am starting to wonder if he is eating anything else.  LOL

At first he was very shy and would fly the second I cracked the door to try to take a photo.  So for weeks I never got a single photo of him.  Now he is getting more used to me.  And occasionally lets us take his picture.

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