Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Picoides scalaris - year-round - eats insects, seeds, oranges

Female Ladder-backed Woodpecker

A female eats from a very hard seed block. She also enjoys oranges. Below a male watches for rivals. This pair visited several times a day during the winter & early spring of 2009/2010. They are year round residents of Sierra County.

Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Picoides scalaris