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Posted in Bird Gallery, Woodpeckers on December 9, 2018

Sapsucker too close

I visited the Ridgefield NWR on Dec. 8, 2018 and was stopped on the road, taking shots of chickadees in trees outside the driver’s-side window, when a pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers landed on the trunk of one of the trees.  Unfortunately, the birds were “too close&# ... Continue Reading

Posted in Woodpeckers on January 9, 2018

Sapsucker in Winter

On my first 2018 visit to the Ridgefield NWR, I spotted this Red-breasted Sapsucker.  It was a relatively dry but overcast day at the refuge, requiring some pushing of the ISO on this shot in the dark woods. 1/8/2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm, 1:34 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Woodpeckers on April 15, 2013

Sapsucker Fast Food

A Red-breasted Sapsucker, taken April 12, 2013, at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland.  This woodpecker drills holes in bark to extract the sap, holes that also afford other small animals further food opportunities.   If the number of holes in this tree is any indicator, it’s a ... Continue Reading