I’m home today waiting on a plumber to come and fix a leaking pipe in the ceiling. Since I am home in the daylight I took the opportunity to break out the 300mm telephoto lens and see if I could catch the Sapsucker in action.

He’s losing his fear of me and tends to just go to the other side of the tree trunk as I circle him. I backed off and was able to squeeze off a few shots.

Look how his markings blend with the tree!

And in this next picture notice how the red on his head mimics the redness of the holes he’s pecked in the tree trunk…

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
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