Far from home!

by catharine & maureen
(Warkworth, Ontario, Canada)





I got these pics from my neighbour, Maureen.

She has lots of feeders in her back yard, and is, like myself, and avid backyard birdwatcher.

She was stumped by this one.
Last year she sent me a pic that also stumped her... it was a rose breasted grosbeak but with a yellow breast instead of a red one - genetic anomaly.

I am pretty sure after studying Maureen's pics, this time, that this little guy is a Ladder Back Woodpecker - but he's not supposed to be way up here in the snow - his usual habitat is the south western US deserts, etc.

Can you confirm my thoughts or give us an alternative suggestion.

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Feb 01, 2013
Sapsucker
by: Anonymous

I had one of these pecking at my apple tree. We live in Mississippi. He is a type of sapsucker.

Feb 01, 2013
At the feeder
by: Harry Hill

The amount of red on the head says: Ladder Back
The stripe down the side says: Sapsucker.
I go for the Ladder back.

Feb 01, 2013
Bird ID
by: AuntGiki

That's not a male downy. Looks more like a yellow bellied sapsucker.

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