For the last few years we have had a huge red-headed woodpecker hanging around my house. This has excited me each time I saw it because first of all, it is not a creature that you usually find right in my area and second of all he/she was huge. Even without a way to actually measure it I can tell you without hesitation that it was a good 14" tip to tail. Today has been a beautiful day and we have been in and out of the house and look what we spied in the tree across the street. No , that is not the big one, this is a baby. Has to be from the one that has been coming to visit because it looks exactly like it only much smaller. Just one of those little things that excite me.