20+ yrs ago I convinced myself that I had a Ladder-back in my back yard
(I've never seen one), and got so excited I started calling people to come
over and confirm. Turned out to be a juvenile Hairy with some oddly placed
white feathers down both sides of its back, i.e. partially leucistic (sp?).
So that one remains a future lifer for me.



From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 9:15 AM
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Subject: Apologies- No Ladder-back


My apologies for reporting a Ladder-backed Woodpecker at our feeder.  It was
a Red-bellied.  Ladder-backs were common in San Antonio where I lived for
many years, and I must have had a lapse.  Senior moments are coming by more

Marge Lumpe
P. O. Box 448
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Benton County
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