Date: 7/30/20 12:58 pm
From: <jonathan...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Help with woodpecker ID - central Oregon cascades
Thanks… and to others who replied as well!


From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15 AM
To: <jonathan...>
Cc: <obol...>
Subject: Re: [obol] Help with woodpecker ID - central Oregon cascades

Hairy Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker...good birding!

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020, 08:41 <jonathan...> <mailto:<jonathan...> > wrote:

Just got back from a 3 day trip in the Diamond Peak Wilderness…. Not a ton of active birdlife out there, but those that made appearances were notable.

A few woodpeckers made an appearance, and just looking for some opinions on these. Not great photos, but hopefully good enough to ID.

First one I think I have - a juvenile Hairy Woodpecker

Next one, pretty sure this is a 3-toed Woodpecker… especially given you can see the 3 toes (though, possible one could be hidden behind the leg). Though, it was drumming on a tree, and did not have the yellow crown (I have another photo of it flying off). Do females drum? Or is the yellow forehead/crown sometimes not present?

Finally, there’s this one

The black throat is throwing me off… Seems it might be a juvenile something, but not sure what that would be. But, it might be just twisting its head so this is not really a black throat (though it doesn’t appear to be twisting much)… and the lighting might make it appear darker.

Oh, and one bonus… I’m assuming this is a Barrow’s Goldeneye based on range, but the bill looks more like Common Goldeneye. Any thoughts?


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