A male, seen briefly among several sapping conifers at the northern end of the park.
Male Williamson's Sapsucker, based on red throat colour. Caught, banded and released 6/23/13 as part of Sagehen Creek's ongoing MAPS bird banding participation.
Taken at Marcum & Kershaw Mountains Block Management Area.
This was a well documented rarity and was photographed, but not by me.
This record gleaned from field journals I kept between 1968 and 2002. The first 6500+ records I posted on iNat had photo documentation, but now I am posting these records which do not have photos just to provide the data point for the species and location as best as I can for the historical record. I will also add a number to represent the approximate number of individuals of this species I recorded on the given day if more than one. My lifer Williamson's Sapsucker.
San Diego County, California, US
Williamson's Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus thyroideus, is a medium-sized woodpecker belonging to the genus Sphyrapicus (sapsuckers).