Tuesday, November 4, 2014

First Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Canon City this fall/winter

Not a great shot as this sapsucker was 30-40 feet up a deciduous tree (with lots of leaves still on it blurring the focus) in a private yard today in Canon City. Not easy to see but it is a male of this species with a red throat that looked completely bordered by the black border. This is the first of this eastern species that I have found so far this fall/winter season when sapsuckers from 3 species either stop-over or spend the fall-winter season. SeEtta