27 Sep 2014.
Susquehanna State Park, Harford Co, MD.
Veterans Park, Sylmar
14 Nov 2012.
Burholme Park, Philadelphia Co, PA.
This male simply refused to come out of the shadows.
Appears to be a female visiting sap wells in a willow. Photo by Lawrence Hanfland
Cedar elm + holes + Cross Timbers habitat in North Texas = yellow-bellied sap sucker, at least according to the ornithologist I was with!
Twice in one weekend? Go figure! Again, a very poor shot, but maybe good enough for an ID.
This woodpecker looked to be yellowish underneath when it flew to the tree, but I never got a clear shot of it before it flew away. It looked to be larger than a downy woodpecker, but maybe smakker than the red-bellied woodpecker. Any hope at all for an ID?
The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) is a medium-sized woodpecker found in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.