Ladder-backed Woodpecker @ China Ranch

Observers: Ted Williams
Verification: MONO
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Date: 03/08/2008
Time: 07:24 PM -0500


Late morning, March 6th, at China Ranch near the Bed and Breakfast. At first glance it seemed to be a Nuttalls, but didnít exactly sound like one. Then I noticed the multiple bars on its tail (5-6) and the slight buffy breast. There was more white in the cheek area as well. I have heard countless Nuttallís so the slightly different call & rattle call stood out. This is a common species, but I have been looking for one for years and was pleased to finally see one.