1. blf says

    You’ve run out of feathers for the puppets and now using hair? Next step is a minimalist puppet showing most of the inner rat, which has its own hair…

  2. Kengi says

    Look at those wonderful fluffy feathers on her side. I bet she hates when people call those feathers “downy”.

  3. says


    I bet she hates when people call those feathers “downy”.

    At least as much as she hates ‘hairy’. Bad descriptors, both.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    The white spots around the eyes are interesting. A kind of by-product of the bigger spots on the wings, maybe.

    The Finnish name for the hairy woodpeckers is (according to Pfft.) amerikankäpytikka, which is American cone woodpecker (cone as in pine cone). Downy woodpecker is keijutikka (fairy woodpecker). Not sure if they’re better.

  5. Kengi says

    I like “fairy woodpecker”. They are tiny and delicate. It’s certainly better than downy woodpecker. I’ll vote for that change.

Leave a Reply