Date: 4/8/18 1:17 pm
From: Kathryn & Al Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker with a Black crown
I’ve been delighted to have a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker with a black crown (a female?) “tapping” a maple tree directly in front of my kitchen window for about 2 hours this afternoon. At one point, it left and a red squirrel took over lapping up the leaking sap. The black crown was confusing at first. Lucky I got the 2016 edition of Sibley’s book. It actually has a sketch of this unusual variant! The older edition did not have it. I’ll try to attach 2 photos that I was able to get and crop…

~Kathryn Davino


 
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