Love Affair with a Yellow-belly

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

I met this guy in the woods the other day.
Sapsucker drilling

Sapsucker drilling

He was busy drilling a hole in this tree. When he heard my camera shutter going off, I don’t quite know what he was thinking, but maybe he thought the sound was another Sapsucker…
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, male

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, male

I got his attention! That’s when he came flying right at me, it seemed like he cleared my head by only a few inches. I wasn’t making any other noises, just clicking away with the camera.
Sapsucker grooming

Sapsucker grooming

Now, how bout a little grooming. This guy was very cooperative. You can tell it’s a male Woodpecker because he has red below the chin. Both male and female have the red crest, but only the male has the extra red feathers under the chin.
Yellow-belly

Yellow-belly

O.K. you wanted to see why I have this insane name? Here it is: my beautiful yellow belly!
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3 Responses to Love Affair with a Yellow-belly

  1. Kerri says:

    Excellent ~ I LOVE those yellow bellies too!!

  2. RuthieJ says:

    Beautiful photos! I’ve never been lucky enough to see one that close.

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