Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Owl Woods • April 12

As I was exiting Owl Woods over the noon hour today (I didn't find any owls), some tapping to my left alerted me to the presence of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. It was intent on feeding, so I was able to get some nice pictures!

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. This is a female because the throat is white. The throat of a male would be red.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Here's a nice view of its red crown.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. This view shows some of the previous holes drilled and the resulting weeping sap.

Location:     Braddock Bay WMA--Owl Woods
Observation date:     4/12/11
Number of species:     1

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker     1

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