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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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Chevy
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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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 11:18 am


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Another picture taken yesterday. Really shows off that red/orange cape on the head.

Those are American Goldfinch at the seed feeder, in their Winter colors.

Yesterday, it was like Grand Central Station at the "Avian Food Bank".

Red Bellied, Hairy and Downy woodpeckers, Chickadees, Nuthatches. Goldfinches and Juncos, all day long.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 02:54 pm


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All you bird lovers what kind of bird is this fellow

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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 03:10 pm


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Looks like a grosbeak to me.

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Chevy
Posted: Feb 11, 2018 - 04:41 pm


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Evening Grosbeak

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Posted: Feb 19, 2018 - 09:54 am


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Went to check on things at the cottage and fo some ice fishing back in January and came across this.

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