Monday, September 28, 2009

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Suddenly I saw a woodpecker. Not a downy or a hairy. Different markings. Then it flew away. A sapsucker? One of those "common" birds I hadn't gotten around to seeing yet.

I watched for a bit--there it was! I peeked in my Peterson's. Distinctive white marking on the wing. I was right--a yellow-bellied sapsucker. Much grayer than I expected. A juvenile, no doubt. Soon another emerged and bothered the first. Two of them! I took about a dozen photos.

And then when I got home all the photos were blurry.

Except for this one and maybe the one up top.

But, a new bird. Never a problem.

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