3438Female Williamson's Sapsucker (probable) --Black Canyon--Montrose Co.
- Mar 1, 2009Out on a drive with Dad this morning to the Tomichi Point overlook.
The female Williamson's is new to me. She was easily visible with my
binoculars, and I knew it couldn't possibly be a Gila Woodpecker
which I saw regularly in Phoenix. In observing her I noted no head
markings, shorter bill than a Flicker, the black on the chest, and
heavy streaking from neck to tail. No red coloration on this bird.
I do believe this was a female Williamson's Sapsucker.
Also at Tomichi:
Female pine grosbeak
A melodious singing bird, which I couldn't see.
On the descent back to town:
A few mountain bluebirds
Crows and Ravens galore
2 Bald eagles