At our house in Enfield, a juvenile Sapsucker has been visiting our suet feeder regularly over the last week.
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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Question
A friend a mile away reports one is regular at his feeder this winter. Don't remember reports of any over-wintering here on the west side of Ovid before this year, and there is only one report in eBird for Dec-Feb in the Seneca drainage of Ovid before 2021 (assuming Dave Kennedy was on the Ovid side of the line in Willard Town Park when he made his report in 2018).
On 2/22/2021 5:32 PM, Tim Gallagher wrote:
I saw a sapsucker in Freeville last Friday morning.
There seems to be numerous reports of sapsuckers in CNY this winter. In my thirty plus years living here I don't recall ever seeing one in the winter. Here in McGraw I have one visiting my feeders for the past few weeks. How common is it for them to winter in our area?