Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

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The most rare/unusual bird that I've seen at my feeders this week.  At a quick glance, I thought it was a dirty Downy Woodpecker.  After closer inspection, it's a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Juvenile.  I've seen him at the suet feeder multiple times a day this week.  I also saw a much easier to identify adult sapsucker once within the last 10 days.  Adults have a red band on their heads, but juveniles don't thus requiring additional scrutiny.  

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