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
Overwintering rarity, full adult male. Pictures are not very good, but at least we found it in the 22º cold!
Williamson's Sapsucker reported
Red-naped sapsucker and female Williamson's sapsucker
Visitor found a Williamson's sapsucker on the path to the building
On a lodgepole pine tree
Williamson's Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus) male; Lost Valley Reservoir, Payette National Forest, New Meadows, ID; 2012.05.26
Yay! I was really hoping to see one of these up at Sagehen.
Nesting pair and noisy babies in a tall snag at an overlook. Therefore, no photo.
Good ID by four California Naturalists with binocs.
Williamson's Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus thyroideus, is a medium-sized woodpecker belonging to the genus Sphyrapicus (sapsuckers).