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A female Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker and a male Downy Woodpecker were both spotted in trees across the street here on December 30, 2014.  I really get thrilled seeing the smaller woodpeckers!  Doesn’t that sapsucker blend in well with the tree trunk?  Both little woodpeckers were happily finding insects in the bark of several of the trees here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  Happy New Year!


Comments on: "Yellow Bellied Sapsucker & Downy Woodpecker" (12)

  1. Great camouflage and great shot.

  2. I down usually see the Sapsucker often, lucky you! Love the Downy and the Sapsucker.. Great shots.. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

  3. Happy New Year. May 2015 bring you (and me) lots of joy, happiness and GOOD HEALTH.

    Great pictures of the woodpeckers… I have been watching both a Downy and a Hairy come to my feeders–one– then the other, etc. etc. etc. NEAT!

    • Hi Betsy, Oh, yes, the ‘Glade is a wonderful place for woodpecker sightings. I know you are so good to your bird friends. Your backyard “Bird Kitchen” is the best! Have a fine weekend. Thanks for the New Year wishes.

  4. i love the sapsuckers, too! i usually hear them before i see them. like the new blog background color!

    • Hi Theresa, I am glad you mentioned liking the new color. I just wanted something a little different – I have kept the basics the same as they seem to work fine. I am happy you also see sapsuckers around the Run-Around-Ranch. Have a super weekend!

  5. Nice shots! Don’t get to see the sapsuckers here. so I enjoy your photos of them!

    • Hi Montucky, I seldom see the sapsuckers but enjoy them when they do come around. They also are great at hiding. Thanks for your nice comments! Have a wonderful day and a nifty weekend!

  6. Great photo. I live in Michigan, and we get the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the spring, so it is interesting to see where they spend their winters! Also, we get a somewhat larger woodpecker here that looks very similar to the Downy, but it’s called the Hairy Woodpecker.

    • Hi Cynthia, Thanks! Glad you also get to see Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers where you live. We have Hairy Woodpeckers here but I seldom see them in the neighborhood. Yes, Florida is the Winter spot for many birds. By the way, it was an amazing 85 degrees in our area today! Not bad for the birds, either! Have an especially nice Sunday tomorrow!

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