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Rebecca Wilson

Lansdale, PA, United States


This bird has been a round at least 2 weeks. It seems recent snow cover has brought her in much more this weekend. I was able to get photos of her at the suet feeder today. From a distance, my first thought due to the bill length this was a HAWO, but her size and shape are that of a Downy (I compared pictures of a normal downy @ this feeder just to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me on her size.)

I was able to get a good look at her with binoculars too foraging in the tree & she seemed to be doing ok foraging. First time I’ve seen anything like this in my area.


Deformed bill

Female Downy Woodpecker With Bill Deformity

Female Downy Woodpecker with bill deformity.

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