Saturday, January 30, 2010

'Sucker Fans

A visit to the Veteran's Memorial Park in Sylmar turned out to be super Sapsucker morning for us. In a span of less than two hours we had some good looks (and photographs) of three kinds of sapsuckers: Williamson's, Yellow-bellied and Red-breasted. Now where is the Red-naped when you needed it? :-)

Here's a not-so-cooperative Red-breasted:


A quite cooperative yellow-bellied:


And a very cooperative Williamson's:






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11 comments:

mick said...

Very nice photos and great to get the 3 kinds in such a short period of time.

Rob Ripma said...

Great shots! I have seen all of the sapsuckers except for Williamson's! That shot makes me very jealous!

NicoleB said...

What a bunch pf Posers :D
I'm with Rob and am a tad envious.
:)

Kelly said...

very nice.....I've only seen a yellow-bellied, and I love seeing him. I'd go crazy to be able to see 3 different types in such a short time! Beautiful captures too...

Johnny Nutcase said...

great photos! Sapsuckers always seem to hop around the other side of the tree the second I'm about to take the picture! Really nice photos of these guys!

eileeninmd said...

VERY nice, Bob! What great sightings to see all three of the sapsuckers in one outing. Great shots!

Tabib said...

Good lighting and nice background. Beautiful sucker birds. ;)

Larry said...

Nice shots of the Sapsucker Day Bob! The video of the male Williamson's is really nice too. You can see the beautiful yellow belly and red throat on the video really well.

I have to agree with Jill on the hiding behavior of most woodpeckers and sapsuckers when trying to photograph them. They always seem to go around the back side of the tree or stay on the shade side.

Great job catching these guys all in a days work ;-)

NatureFootstep said...

nice to see, we have none of these. :)

Ali said...

What luck to get those, lovely shots!

Christopher said...

Wow - really late to the party here.
You probably know by know how I feel about woodpeckers & sapsuckers - so it probably goes without saying that I love these pics - great job!!!
A three-sapsucker day sounds like a winning day to me!