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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Red-napped Sapsucker-Wed.Wings






This photo was taken in the early sunlight (Prescott Nat'l Forest) so pardon the light/dark exposure.  The Red-napped Sapsucker is a wintering bird for our area and I wanted to photo him before he leaves. His belly matches the wood of the trees for great camouflage and is sometimes hard to see except for the beautiful deep red markings on top of head and neck.

6 comments:

Scott (@NESASK) said...

What a terrific bird! I like the way you caught him from different angles, too.

Cindy said...

Another bird I've never seen or heard of! Great shot showing that red nap!

Laurence Butler said...

The Sapsuckers are marvelous birds. They've got that intricate and nicely camouflaged plumage, something to appreciate in its own right, and then the flashes of dark red add the pizazz, as if the Woodpecker couldn't quite commit to a life of inconspicuousness.
Your photos are very nice, showing the bird up in its element.
Thanks for sharing

Julie G. said...

Awesome! Once again, I have never seen one of the birds you are featuring on your wonderful blog. Very cool!

Tammy said...

That is an incredible bird! I have not seen this one before.

Kathiesbirds said...

How sweet! I used to see them in Reid Park in Tucson!