Friday, August 15, 2014

Ladder-backed Woodpecker- in riparian forest


While we usually think of Ladder-backed Woodpeckers in pinyon-juniper habitat in Colorado, they are known to inhabit lowland riparian forest in and south of the U.S. I found this male in Florence River Park last week.  I must say I have rarely seen them in riparian habitat, the only other sighting for me was along a creek on the other side of Florence a few years ago.  SeEtta