Monday, September 11, 2006

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Too much happening in too many distant places! But fortunately, when I can't get there, others cover for me. My son found this Nuttall's Woodpecker this morning on a sycamore tree near his house in southern California. This species is easily mistaken for the Ladder-backed Woodpecker which has a similar pattern on the back, but a slightly different face pattern, and is buffy on the underside rather than white as this bird is. In the U.S. it is rarely seen outside of California west of the Sierra Nevada.


At 8:29 PM, Blogger Juliabohemian said...

I live in Orange County and I see them ALL the time -more so than Acorn even. Their call reminds me of a policeman's whistle.

I have to say, my word verification was:

now if THAT'S not a cry for help, I don't know what is...


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