Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Not a new bird for me, but I got the best views and pictures of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on my last trip to Atlanta. Woodpeckers (as well as Brown Creepers) can be difficult to shoot as they are typically working their up a tree truck or branch. It hard to keep up with them and hard to get a good look at their face.
The Sapsucker in the images above is a female as it lacks red feathers on its throat.


  1. Thanks for helping me ID the bird at my Cincinnati winter feeder as a female Y-B SS.
    Most bird books only show the male; and yours is one of the few pix I've seen that shows the split tail I was looking for.
    Michele B.