Friday, June 20, 2003

Red-breasted sapsucker

Lots of these little guys around these days. They love mountain ash and fruit trees around these parts, driling little holes in neat rows all up and down the tree trunk to lick the sap out of the tree. After the holes are laid into the tree, the sapsucker visits on a regular basis to drink. Rufous Hummingbirds sometimes help themselves as well.

The endearing thing to me about these little birds is that when they call they sound like little squeaky toys.

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