Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
9 Feb 2018, 2:59 PM,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
I saw a possible Yellow-bellied Sapsucker around 1:00 pm today east of town on FR504. This is the road that runs roughly from I-40 north to Leupp Rd. It can be accessed from the Winona exit. Take the frontage road for a couple miles or so and turn left (north) onto FR504. You'll go over a small hill and then cross under the railroad tracks. I saw it roughly 1.1 miles from the tracks. It was on the right side of the road in some larger junipers that are between the road and the fenceline. There were a couple Flickers, a Robin and a Sage Thrasher in the same group of trees. It stayed to the interior of the trees and was very difficult to get a photo of.

The UTM coordinate (Zone 12, NAD83) is: 468343, 3896103. The location in decimal degrees is: 35.207, -111.348.

9 Feb 2018, 5:41 PM,
RE: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
The yellow belly and wing/back pattern seems more like a female Williamson's Sapsucker.  Too bad the head isn't visible.
9 Feb 2018, 5:50 PM,
RE: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
(9 Feb 2018, 5:41 PM)John Coons Wrote: The yellow belly and wing/back pattern seems more like a female Williamson's Sapsucker.  Too bad the head isn't visible.

Thsnks John,I think you're right. I had caught a quick glance of the head and, although is was in shadow, I thought it wasn't quite right. A Williamsons didn't even occur to me.


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