Yellow-bellied Sapsucker #Birds #WingsOnWednesday

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) on a snowy day in early January.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius

We have a number of woodpeckers that frequent our lot and feeders – you can see the rows of holes in the trees in the photo above.   I photographed the yellow-bellied last year on our suet feeder, but didn’t know what he was; listed in my catalog as “Woodpecker – unknown.”  We’ve acquired a few bird books over the past year, and in January I finally made the connection, with the red bib being the key characteristic that clued me in.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius

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