Thursday, December 01, 2011

A New Visitor

One of the things that I do when I am trying to ignore chores is stare out windows. I couple this with the Cornell Feederwatch Project and it makes me feel like I am wasting less time.  Today I saw this visitor in my front yard eating bugs and perhaps berries off the holly tree.  (Our hollies are prolific with berries this year.  I am hoping this does not mean a long hard winter.)  I have not seen this bird in my yard and rarely see it elsewhere, so I was truly excited and want to share. Photo taken through a double paned window...so not a crisp or great shot, but the species is recognizable...yellow-bellied sapsucker.
  


10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

he truly is beautiful...love the markings...winter is taking its time in getting here so i hope she is not storing up for us...

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That's a beautiful bird. We have red-breasted sapsuckers here. I had no idea there was one wearing yellow.

Jenny Woolf said...

What a gorgeous bird, I have never even heard of it before let alone seen a photo of it!

Dave said...

That's a beautiful bird Tabor - Dave

Dave King said...

Crisp enough for me, and definitely a great shot! Two great shots, in fact. (Our hollies, too, are well laden with berries - as are all the berried plants.)

Granny Annie said...

I agree totally with Dave King. Two beautiful shots.

ellen abbott said...

Beautiful bird. Why do they call it a sap sucker when it eats bugs. We have a woodpecker but I can't identify it. I need a better bird book.

SueAnn said...

He is gorgeous!!
Hugs
SueAnn

chris said...

beautiful pictures! i've heard of this bird, but i've never seen it.

Hilary said...

Oh what a beauty. It's always a kick to see who will come around through the winter. Great capture.