Date: 10/30/19 10:07 am From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, etc.
A couple of days ago I saw a lovely female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on
my neighbor's tree. Hadn't seen one for a while.
The ground birdbath is really getting a workout, to the point where I
have to go out and add water. Tons of Chipping Sparrows and some House
and Goldfinches in addition to the Bluebirds and an occasional group of
Robins. Just saw a Yellow-rumped Warbler there as well. He had the
non-breeding plumage but still had the yellow on top of his head.
Confused me for a minute. Earlier Ruby-crowned Kinglets were foraging
in the Norway spruce and a Phoebe also made an appearance.
A Sharpie was also cruising over the road this morning when I walked my
dog. The sleek shape looked great against the gray sky.