The 2001-02 immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was first spotted on 2 Dec and was last seen on 30 Mar (both dates by Ann). The 30 Mar 02 date is the latest record I know of in the county. The guessing game as to its sex ended in the third week in January as enough color (white) had grown in on the throat to see it was a female.
Bill Bousman Menlo Park
On 11/22/2018 12:01 PM, Ann Verdi wrote: > This morning (Thurs, Nov 22), I saw the continuing immature male > YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at the Santa Clara Valley Water District > (SCVWD)headquarters. It was foraging in the trees behind the > headquarters near the employee entrance where it was first > discovered several weeks ago, and it was still skittish and moving > about quickly. > > A number of years ago an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was also > found at the SCVWD. It was often not an easy bird to re-find as it > moved around a lot but always staying in the vicinity of the Water > District. The bird remained until about the 1st of April (Bill Bousman > may have the actual late date of sighting this bird) and turned out to > be a female. I'm hoping this young male will also continue to stay > here throughout the winter season. > > Happy Thanksgiving - > > Ann Verdi > San Jose > >
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