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 >>> >>