Daily Archives: January 14, 2021

Who’s the big boy?

Hairy Woodpecker: Kennebunk, Maine, USA — We have very large Hairy Woodpeckers here in Maine…perhaps topping out the scale of relative Hairy Woodpecker sizes, which vary regionally. They are not generally as frequent at our feeders as the smaller Downy Woodpeckers, but during very active feeding days, which we get periodically, they can be at the suet once an hour. They are more skittish than the very tame Downies, so I am always happy to get a photo of one…even like this one with the obstructing branch. The photo does give you a good impression of just how massive that beak is. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. ISO 200 @ f4 @ 1/500th.