Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winter Woodpeckers

The sun is shining, and it's not too cold, so I joined the Beckham Bird Club for their trip to Cave Hill Cemetery this morning.  We probably heard more birds than we saw, but the woodpeckers were active and came out of hiding.
That stiff tail gives this Red-bellied Woodpecker good support on a vertical tree trunk.
Hmm, sap holes... I'll investigate. Time for something sweet!
The Downy Woodpeckers called and looked for bugs.
Ah, the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, making more and more holes in the same tree. Maybe if it warms up more this afternoon, some sap will actually rise into them. Rats, thought I had another close shot of him, but I can't find it.

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