Tag: woodpecker

Spot the Difference: Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers

It’s #BirdThurs here at #TheWildLife. This week, learn how to tell the difference between a Down and Hairy Woodpecker!

#RandomActOfNaturalism Woodpeckers and Football

Woodpeckers are a peculiar bird, and using their head to solve tricky situations like getting food from hard to reach places is quite literal for them. For a long time, scientists have believed that somehow, woodpeckers are immune to the effects of banging their faces into a tree at 15 miles per hour—repeatedly—-day-after-day, year-after-year for 20 to 30 years. Yet a new report may suggest otherwise, to an extent.