Monday, February 27, 2006

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Yes, there really is such a bird, a sort of woodpecker.

It's a female, and I only ever see the one, and only in the worst of winter weather. This morning was only the second time I've seen her this winter, and it was really cold last night, ca 11°F.

Since we are at the northern edge of their winter range, it's my theory is that her winter home is somewhere north of here, and the extreme cold drives her temporarily south -- to my feeding station.


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