Do youngHairy Woodpeckers have white and black barring on the outer tail feathers like adult Downy Woodpeckers? We were walking the woods and came upon what appeared to be a family of woodpeckers fluttering about the tree trunks. The large adults were very clearly Hairy Woodpeckers—no barring on the outer tail feathers and beaks nearly the size of their heads. The young had the same robust beaks, red down their foreheads, but had the barring on the tail. This was late July.