Date: 4/7/21 2:01 pm
From: Miller Johnson <johnson-miller...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers/Dakota Co
This brings me to ask the question: when do juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers develop their adult head plumage?

On 04-05-21 I observed three Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. They were an "adult" male, "adult" female, and a juvenile. The male and female were doing courtship displays. The juvenile flew at the female, and then the male flew at the juvenile, seemingly to chase it away from the female.

One of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker pairs here last year had one kid. These three are hanging out in the same areas as last year's family. Could this still be a 2020 family unit?

Thanks,
Molly Miller
Inver Grove Hts
Dakota County
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Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2021 14:36:25 -0500
From: Charlene Nelson <birdnird57...>
Subject: FOY Yellow bellied Sapsucker/Grant County

Juvenile on cherry tree, known tree for sapsuckers.

Charlene Nelson
Elbow Lake farm still in quarantine

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