A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Sighting

There was an awesome bird sighting on the homestead this morning - a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker!  I was way more excited than I should have been, and he hung around so long that I was nearly late for work.  I spent the better part of a half hour watching him work up and down the tree.

This completes my woodpecker sightings for the local area. I've seen the downy, hairy, red-headed, Pileated, and Northern flicker.
We've seen a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker before when were on vacation in Glacier National Park in Montana, but this is the first time we've seen on at the homestead in North Dakota.  I was pretty dang excited.

UPDATE - My co-worker who is a woodpecker expert, seriously he's writing his dissertation on downy and hairy woodpeckers, has alerted me that there are in fact more woodpeckers to see here in North Dakota - "You are missing Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) and can also see Blacked backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) a few hrs from here."

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