Thursday, October 29, 2015 Red-breasted Sapsucker photos

Seward, Alaska

The RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER apparently relocated from Ava’s to town (unless there are two.) The handsome male drilled his sap wells in the only Mt Ash on Benson Ave, just west of North Star Circle. As long as these wells prove satisfactory, this location, conveniently located right by the road, should be a reliable place to observe him.

Note the yellow belly and yellow spots on his back that mark this bird as the northern subspecies, “ruber.”

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that was originally spotted here on Monday, has not yet been refound. These predrilled sap wells may prove irresistible, so it’s worth checking for both sapsuckers here. How fun!

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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