Sunday, January 3, 2010

Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at my feeder

There are always several downies and hairies around my crab apple tree and suet feeder. A couple of days ago and again today an usual visitor came around, a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, rare for this time of the year. On both occasions it didn't stay for very long.

I had been looking forward to a trip to Gloucester on Cape Ann with VT birding group but this was canceled because of the storm that moved in this weekend. I am going to catch the next nice day and do it on my own.

A few days ago during a rare warm and sunny day I got some photos of Common Goldeneyes in flight over the Power Canal at Turner's Falls in MA.

Two females; I am not sure whose wing belongs to whom

The same pair no longer entangled

Male and female Common Goldeneyes


  1. Great shot of the young Sapsucker. I haven't seen one in years.

    Have a good New Years!

  2. Nice to get a sapsucker this time of year.

  3. lucky duck! I would love to have a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in my yard! I saw one on the CBC, but haven't seen one since then (Dec 19). Hope he returns for you!


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