While walking through Explore the Wild I heard the cat-like call of a yellow-bellied sapsucker to my right. A closer look revealed two sapsuckers in a holly tree picking and eating the red berries of the small tree, a good opportunity to get a few photos.
The two sapsuckers went back and forth from the trunk to hanging on branches to harvest the fruit of the holly. Here’s a few shots of the birds, both males.
Yellow-bellied sapsuckers are one of 7 species of woodpecker likely to be seen here at the Museum. Another, the red-cockaded woodpecker, resides in the state but is more likely to be seen on the coastal plain.
2 responses to Sapsucker