Saturday, October 4, 2014

First of the fall Williamson's Sapsucker in Canon City

Last year I found the first Williamsons Sapsuckers (both a male and a female) in Canon City in mid-October. In 2012 I found both a Williamson's and a Red-naped on Sept 22. I found this first of the fall season Williamson's today. It was feeding on one of the pine trees in a private yard in Canon City where I have found many sapsuckers in previous years.
In the pic just above the bird has it's nictitating membrane covering and protecting it's eye. SeEtta