Rare bird attracts a lot of birders.

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    Fortunately for me it is in our back yard, in visits a Mt Ash tree and makes his holes to collect the sap. You can see the holes and also the red on his neck, so it is called a Red-naped Sapsucker. Over 20 birders have come around to see it, it has come every morning for the last 9 days.
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Obviously word has got around that your garden is the place to be. :) I just hope all those birders don't disturb it too much and that it keeps on visiting you.
     
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    Kildale Nature's Window

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    I know most of the birders and they know the etiquette required around birds. All stayed on the road and didn't disturb it at all. Sometimes it stayed for over 3 hours.
     
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    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Kildale what a blessing. We have the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in our woods but only see evidence of it being there by the holes in the trees. What a thrill.
     



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  6. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    How great is that! That is great you could share in your excitement of a new bird to the area...:)
     
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    Philip Nulty Strong Ash

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    Its a beauty,..those Birders must really envy you,..i hope it stays with you.
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    cool.
    I had a yellow bellied sap sucker once. I have lovely rows of the evidence left behind. I never saw it again after that.
     
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    Green_Numb In Flower

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    a Sapsucker huh? Cool, i never heard of this type of bird before......but i don't know too much about birds. Neat habit it has with the trees.
     
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