Date: 11/13/18 6:00 am
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: New Home Bird--Creswell
My guess is this is a Red-naped Sapsucker. Yellow-bellied retain juvenal
plumage through most of their first winter. I claim no expertise, but the
topic has come up regularly on Obol through the years. Lars

On Tue, Nov 13, 2018, 5:40 AM Sally Nelson <snelson4242...> wrote:

> Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker 11/12 afternoon in the lower driveway, at sap
> wells in pear tree trunk, on pine trunks, and eating a mushy apple still on
> the tree.
>
> It was an immature male already all red on crown but red on throat only
> partly in, as was black "bib". In good sun could see the little tips of
> rest of the throat red and chest black feathers starting.
>
> A Red-Breasted Sap checked the visitor out and unwelcomed him with a sort
> of belly-bump on the back as he was hanging onto the pine trunk, but
> otherwise left him alone.
>
> Sally Nelson
> west of Creswell, Lane Co., OR
>

 
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