Monday, April 13, 2009

Birds With More Detail

This bird is a sharp-shinned hawk. It's a very small raptor, and colorful. It's likely to be seen around backyard feeders, picking off unwary seed eaters.

These photos are of a yellow bellied sapsucker. I was surprised to learn that they are native to my area. I had thought they were a southern bird. They eat bugs that they dig for in trees, and they also lick up the sap that drips down the tree trunk after they peck a hole.

I've been feeling the need to work on birds that challenge me lately, and these have done the trick.

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