Here's a post that comes from the Chantilly/Centreville area of Fairfax County, Virginia. There's a lot of land in these places, both public and private, where I am camera-trapping.
The camera was originally placed to see the medium-sized to large mammals roaming around, but another species flew by and landed right in the camera's view.
It's a new species for me (at least for my camera trapping), but the problem is, I don't know what species this is.
It's either a downy woodpecker or a hairy woodpecker, but which?
Some of them say hairy woodpecker, others say downy woodpecker. So far, all of us think it is one of the two, but conversations of sapsuckers have also arisen.
I'd really like to solve this mystery.
Other important information that may be necessary to note is that the camera's date stamp is incorrect, and that this was in Fairfax, Virginia. The correct date stamp should read, "11-19-2013". The pictures in this post are the only pictures I captured of it.
What bird is this?
Comments below are greatly appreciated.