Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sapsucker, December 28, 2016

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Y is for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - a North American bird in the Woodpecker family

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 22, 2016
I took these two photos through my dining room window. I really should wash my windows and cut that twig out of the way!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 23, 2016
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Sphyrapicus varius, breed in Canada and the northeastern parts of the United States. In the Winter they migrate south to the southeastern US and Mexico. They bore holes into the inner bark of trees to eat the sap, and they also eat insects caught in the oozing sap. They will come to suet feeders in the Winter. Female Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers have red feathers on their heads, but not on their throats as the males do.

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  1. Thank you for sharing you picture of this pretty little bird
    Cute idea of releasing the sap thus encouraging insect to come
    out of their hidey holes for lunch, only to be gobbled up by
    a hungry bird.......
    Isn't nature wonderful!
    Best wishes for 2017.
    ABCW team.

  2. lucky you to catch this!!

    Wishing you a magnificent New Year
    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  3. He could do some damage with that beak.

    1. Yes, Sapsuckers do damage trees. Drilling into the inner bark to get the sap exposes the tree to disease and insect damage. And I certainly would not want to try to catch one!
      Best Wishes for the New Year!

  4. Hello Lea, lovely to have your visit to my blog! Your photos show a very busy little bird - and "through the window" opportunity shots are too good to pass up. It's beaut to see him in action. That's a beautiful patch of red on his head and the those stripes above his eyes make him look like a bandit! Cheers now :D)

  5. Very nice captures. Happy New Year.

  6. not sure I have seen this one before. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy New Year :)

  7. Love this little guy -- Thanks for sharing feeder birds and beautiful photos of them. (I do miss having bird feeders. We can't have them in either of our places.

  8. Cool photos. I think the twig and not-so-clear windows add to the photos. Happy New Year!

  9. Hello Lea, they are cool birds. Neat captures of the Sapsucker. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! I wish you and your family all the best in 2017 and a very Happy New Year!

  10. What great pics! We get so excited when we see a woodpecker come to our feeders! Happy new year!

  11. Great macro shot of the Sapsucker ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

  12. Nice shots, none-the-less. I can't wait to start getting some bird photos. We have robins here in this icy place...yep, robins! :-)


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