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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Jewell Meadows, Oregon ~ December 3, 2011

Here's another of the critters living in Jewell Meadows besides the elk seen in an earlier post. I couldn't have told you what a sapsucker was until I looked it up, but a sapsucker is a kind of woodpecker. The "woodpecker" part I could have guessed. Take a look at his handiwork on that tree! The red-breasted sapsucker lives all along the West Coast of North America from the southern tip of Alaska to Baja California in Mexico.


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8 comments:

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

I too have no idea about a sapsucker, but I also get the woodpecker bit.

Steffe said...

That's the first ever sapsucker I have seen.

Lowell said...

There seem to be several different kinds of woodpeckers. We had some similar to this in So. Florida and they were very damaging to our palm trees!

Nice photos, Sheryl!

Nori said...

Ummmm...I should have good camera! ;)
Fine shot!!

Emilio Constantino said...

very nice photos...thanks Sheryl...:)

Francisca said...

Hah! It must be through blogging that I knew a sapsucker was a woodpecker... but pecker seems more appropriate than sucker, that's for sure! Look at them holes! He's a beauty in coloration, but that sure is a mean eye he's giving you! :-)

Halcyon said...

What a cute little guy! Love him. :)

Lee Spangler said...

Excellent picture. Be sure to send it to Emilio. He will also be so proud of your vision.

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