Date: 5/9/19 3:42 pm
From: Kim & Jeff <jkbrinker...>
Subject: Re: Erythristic Hairy Woodpecker, Mercer County
Forgot to hit RE: All.

Jeff Brinker
Mercer, Mercer County

On 5/9/2019 6:41 PM, Kim & Jeff wrote:
> As much as I'd wish it were true (that'd be a lifer for me), it's a
> positive ID on it. There was absolutely no white on the bird at all,
> and no red patches on the crown or throat, and no white coverts. It
> had the large white (orangish-pink) patch on the back, the robust
> bill, and completely dwarfed the downies at the suet.
>
> It caught my attention because the complete absence of white made it
> look much, much darker overall than the normal hairies that regularly
> visit. It appears to be a vagrant because it was far more alert and
> hesitant than the regular customers.
>
> Jeff Brinker
> Mercer, Mercer County
>
> On 5/9/2019 6:05 PM, Dick Byers wrote:
>> Sure it wasn't a red-breasted sapsucker fom the Pacific northwest?
>>
>> On 5/9/2019 4:49 PM, Kim & Jeff wrote:
>>> At our feeders today was what I can only guess was a possibly
>>> erythristic Hairy Woodpecker. The breast was almost the
>>> orangish-pink shade of a red-breasted nuthatch, but the same
>>> coloration affected every normally white feather, including the
>>> stripes, head and face, and belly.
>>>
>>> Jeff Brinker
>>> Mercer, Mercer County
>>>
>>
 
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