Friday, November 29, 2013

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Our morning breakfast routine includes watching the birds at the feeder outside our dining room patio doors. This morning we spotted this Yellow Bellied Sapsucker. The sun was not high enough to brighten the picture but we don't see this bird often so I snapped while the snapping was good.

This bird is a relative of the wood peckers. While the wood peckers
peck holes in the bark of trees to extricate wood boring insects. The
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker creates holes then flies away. He comes
back later to eat the sap that has oozed out of the holes and any insects
that have

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