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Ladder-backed Woodpecker ~ Female by Kimberly Chadwick

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6th Place in the Out On A Limb Challenge

Taken at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona with a Canon Powershot SX10 IS

Taken at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson,AZ 2010

This widespread, adaptable woodpecker is associated with lowland pinyon-juniper woods, pine forsets, riparian cottonwoods, and deserts of the southwest. Like other small woodpeckers it often forages by gleaning prey from crevices in bark rather than excavating pits or peeling bark.

Interesting Fact; They eat cactus fruit, as well as the gilded flicker and gila woodpecker.

VOICE is a short, sharp pik or chip, similar to the Downy Woodpecker but lower and richer.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice detailed find Kimberly…One of the only woodpeckers our group recognizies as a Songbird…A new one for me…nicely documented as well…inst fave!!!

  • Thank you Larry! I appreciate that very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Babcia
    Babciaalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful composition!

  • Thank you so very much! I was pleased that it came out so well. I appreciate that darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot, good info as well!

  • Thank you Pamela, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Lovely markings on this well captured bird Kimberly.

  • I loved this particular shot myself. The colors jump right out at me with his black and white markings. I am pleased that you like it Trish, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • esaphotography
    esaphotographyalmost 5 years ago

    These kind of bird pictures take my attention: the bird in its lovely environment.
    Very nice!

  • esaphotography
    esaphotographyalmost 5 years ago

    uuups, I found a woodpecker group through this picture, thanks Kimberly!

  • LOL< no problem! I enjoy the group and I am sure they will love your submissions! Thank you for stopping by my new friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Challenge Out On A Limb placement in the Top Ten! Congrats!

  • YAY! Thanks Barb!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 4 years ago

    Awesome color and compo. Barb

    Featured 2-3-11

  • Rock on!! Thank you Barbara so much for the recognition!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentabout 4 years ago

    Very nice, I have never seen one of these

  • This was my first time this close to one. Thank you Daniel!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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