Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers feed at sapwells, shallow holes they have drilled in tree’s bark.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Like other woodpeckers, Sapsuckers are industrious, and usually their work is in tidy rows.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Check out his sharp beak and the spread of his foot!

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

As the sapsucker worked around the tree additional sapwells came into view.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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2 thoughts on “Yellow-bellied Sapsucker”

  1. I always consider it special to see one of these woodpeckers. It’s the first one I learned about years ago when I worked as a volunteer at an environmental education center – I loved how the naturalist taught us its name!

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