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Williamson's Sapsucker - male

Sphyrapicus thyroideus


Pine tree in park behind a donut shop.


This brilliant male Williamson's Sapsucker was observed behind BoSa Donuts in Tempe, AZ. It has been staked out for quite some time now and is quite the rarity for the lowlands. This was a greatly-desired lifer for me. Woodpeckers have always been special to me and this was one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen! Definitely in my top 10 most beautiful birds.

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JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

Thanks Des! I was thrilled to see it! We have to do some extreme birding out here in the future...

Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Soooooooooooo AWESOME JOSH!!! nice pictures! Finally i good bird.

JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

Yes it was! A wonderful bird.

Hema 5 years ago

Simply awesome.....

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Tempe, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Feb 11, 2016
Submitted on Feb 14, 2016

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