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> Ladderback Woodpecker(Red Bellied WP), Uncommon Visitor to Our Feeder
sdcaller
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 - 12:07 pm


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This is a picture of the Ladderback Woodpecker that comes to our feeder each day.

My bird book is like me--OLD, and it shows that the Horseshoe Valley area is at the extreme Northern edge of their range.

I guess with warming trends, the range has moved North as he has been around on an irregular basis for the last 2 or 3 years. This year he is around everyday.

Very pretty bird with that scarlet/orange cape on the head.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2017 - 12:38 pm


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Nice shot SD...Never heard it called a Ladderback. I know it as a Red bellied wood pecker. Its been quite common around here the last few years.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2017 - 01:37 pm


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Wow nice bird.. I have never seen one of those.

I have bird feeders setup in my backyard, but hardly get any "exotic" birds. Mostly sparrows, although now again I am visited by cardinals, chickadees and bluejays. Love watching them on days like this..

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Posted: Dec 26, 2017 - 02:21 pm


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QUOTE (Chevy @ Dec 26, 2017 - 12:38 pm)
Nice shot SD...Never heard it called a Ladderback. I know it as a Red bellied wood pecker. Its been quite common around here the last few years.

Hi Chevy

You are right it is called a red bellied woodpecker and they are part of the ladderback family of woodpeckers.

I've always referred to it as a ladderback.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2017 - 03:39 pm


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Thanks for enlightening me SD. I've got some shots of one I spied at Darlington along with some others that I wanted to share on here. I can't seem to get them to come up on the computer. I'll keep trying and post some up later.
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Posted: Dec 26, 2017 - 05:13 pm


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Hey Ralph , Nice shot ,But when I saw your heading I thought you were talking about a new color "LYMAN"

Almost every jaunt out bow hunting there is a Piliated that gives me a start when he starts hammering , They are quite common in Caledon along with the flying squirrels, but never the less always a treat to see them

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Posted: Dec 26, 2017 - 05:20 pm


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Nice picture indeed. Thanks for posting Ralph. I've never had one of those at my feeders yet.

Looking forward to your pictures Chevy.

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Posted: Dec 27, 2017 - 05:48 am


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Thanks for posting SD, nice shot of the woodpecker and the setting with the snow on the feeder.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017 - 08:58 pm


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Another picture taken today.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2017 - 09:02 pm


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Beauty!

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