Sapsuckers and what they do

juvenile male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

juvenile male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

He’s been practising his craft…

Actually this behavior benefits many creatures in the forest. The sap that runs feeds hungry hummingbirds when flowers are scarce and the sap canĀ also attract insects. The insects are food for birds that are attracted to the running sap. It’s really not so bad for the tree either, most trees can survive the attack to their bark.

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