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Monday, February 28, 2011

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

This is a male Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker.  He is so elusive that we are never able to get a good picture of him on the trunk of the Bradford Pair trees that he frequents.  But this morning he was very low on the bushes near the back deck and I was able to "sneak" up on him.
If you look carefully, you can see the line of holes he has put in the trunk.  And even with his bright red coloring on cap and bib, he blends in with his surroundings...
I love this picture and it was the one I used to identify him when looking in the field guide.  He is much different from the ladder back Woodpecker or Flickers.
See how he almost looks like part of the thick woody branches of this aged bush.
The master of hiding but I caught him this time-ha!
Sneaky little fella...
Hope you enjoyed seeing him and come back soon.  If you liked this post, Please visit our other blogs when you can.  Have a most wonderful Spring Day!

My heart to yours...


Doris Sturm said...

What a handsome fella! My camera is acting up and if a new battery won't fix it, I may have to end up getting a new one, only next time, I'll get one with a bigger zoom for capturing birds since we have so many out now!

Have a lovely day!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

You certainly see some wonderful birds and wildlife, we have been blessed with some lovely birds but not so exotic and beautiful
Thanks for sharing.


Ginny said...

Ah yes, the sapsucker! Well, first, they are very shy and good at scooting around to the side of the tree away from you. I don't know how you managed this without being inside taking the shots fom the window. We had one come to our big maple in the front yard for several years. He drilled and drilled and drilled, huge neatly lined up rows of holes. I am still convinced that is why we had to have that big old tree cut down, which I still miss terribly.

Glenda said...

You have a beautiful blog, Kerrie . . . and you live in a little Garden of Eden! All of your pics are wonderful; you must so enjoy getting to photograph nature in your own backyard!

Have a great weekend!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

One of these cuties has been visiting our bird feeder! Thanks for telling me his name.

Donna said...

Kerrie..He' so pretty! I love him. I'm impressed you got him in a photo!