Date: 11/16/21 4:32 pm
From: Bob Toleno <bob...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Second Red-naped Sapsucker in Botanical Garden
Correction: the bird was on the border of the *Succulent* Garden and
Redwood Grove, not the "nectar garden" as i said.

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 4:14 PM Bob Toleno via groups.io <bob=
<toleno.com...> wrote:

> Aaron Maizlish found a Red-naped Sapsucker in the Botanical Garden today
> at around 11:30am that appears to be a different individual than the male
> that Alan Hopkins found in the Fragrance Garden. This bird appears to be an
> adult female, though it lacks the white chin that most female RNSA show.
> (I'm not 100% sure of the sex, though, and would be happy to be corrected.)
> He spotted this bird in a tree with extensive sap wells on the border
> between the nectar garden and the redwood grove, approximately here:
> 37.767046, -122.472229
>
> Aaron's bird has a number of characters that are different than the
> Fragrance Garden bird, including a thinner white supercilium, a small
> vertical row of white spots to the left of the parallel rows of whitish
> bars on the back, and a narrower red throat patch. Our (poor) photos and
> write-ups can be found in our eBird reports:
>
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S97681324
> https://ebird.org/checklist/S97680536
>
> Good birding,
> Bob Toleno
> Hayward
>
>
>


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