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xterrabill / Bill beamba fictitous 1mo+16dy ago
Sorry for this not being music related but at least its cheerful. I have been trying to photograph this shy critter for weeks and it finally posed where I could snap a shot, it was far away and overcast so the pic is not great (400mm lens). Let see if anyone knows what it is, do you? I had to look it up and now know.


     

12 people like this: liljoe6string, CyberCyd99, Wire-and-Wood, Midipunk, gabrojazz, minime, ben0, Redfish, RickyD, lafngrrl, DocDaFunk, KimNobleMusic

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xterrabill   commented 1mo+16dy ago


Friday we finally welcomed the return of our resident Ruby-throated hummingbird (feeding 11 times fri. 8 sun. and 4 times so far today), it is a real treat to have those little guys buzzing about. We also had an oriole, blue jay, morning doves, gold finch, robins, sparrows and squirrels just yesterday besides this critter in the photo. I will post the answer later. Have a great day folks :) edit... after blowing up one of my photos I found another species to add to the list, hiding in the branches I found a Blackburnian Warbler! (still not the critter in this photo)

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KimNobleMusic   commented 1mo+16dy ago


That is a MEGA cool photo... the detail blows my mind and what's even better is that I didn't have to have my reading glasses on at all!! Now THAT's a GREAT photo!! I don't know my birds unless I would guess... but I don't, so I won't. I'll look forward to the answer!! Nice, C.B.!!!! :)

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DocDaFunk   commented 1mo+16dy ago


No idea but we got some similar ones up here

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xterrabill   commented 1mo+16dy ago


the answer.... It is a Yellow-bellied sapsucker!

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DocDaFunk   commented 1mo+16dy ago


Yea.... Pretty sure that's how Ms Beamba calls u Nice try

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xterrabill   commented 1mo+16dy ago


http://trianglenaturalist.blogspot.com/2016/02/yellow-bellied-sapsuckers-tree-damage.html

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xterrabill   commented 1mo+16dy ago


I have other photos that show the small yellow shoulder patch, the shock was finding Blackburnian Warbler in another photo. Was a great day to sit outside after mowing the lawn with a mango margarita and my camera.

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DocDaFunk   commented 1mo+16dy ago


Mane u'd love it here... A lot of different birds ,one more beautiful than the other

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FingerFolkie   commented 1mo+16dy ago


I've had really mixed feelings about these birds. They didn't seem to do much damage in our woods until about five years ago. I thinned their numbers out, but apparently not soon enough. Now I have dead, dying and fallen Red, Silver, and Sugar Maples all over our wood lot.

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xterrabill   commented 1mo+15dy ago


I know exactly what ya mean Dave, they are pests in some area's where more deforestation is definitely not cool. Species of woodpeckers that stick to dead trees (and not your house) are not as bad. I seen a pileated woodpecker this year also, and that is pretty rare for around me, usually see the little downy woodpeckers but have not this year, thought this was pic a larger subspecies of downy, was surprised to find its a sapsucker.

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Gemini   commented 1mo+16dy ago


Fine shot Bill! Would have taken it for a woodpecker at first glance.....

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lafngrrl   commented 1mo+16dy ago


That's awesome! Nice foto!!

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liljoe6string   commented 1mo+16dy ago


thats one brilliant picture XT lovely sapsucker

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minime   commented 1mo+15dy ago


This is a fine Photo Bill ! Nice to see that you had some fun with Nature Photography !!!

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minime   commented 1mo+15dy ago


Oooh and i have find out what it is !!! A Tree and a Bird ! Minime Naturally a Nature Expert

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Midipunk   commented 1mo+15dy ago


I took a quick look for the Yosemite Sam yellow bellied sapsucker quote but nothing short & sweet. I'm a crazy bird man too.

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PolarBear   commented 1mo+15dy ago


hmm, .. it looks like a downy woodpecker, though .. woodpeckers, .. gorgeous birds .. real rascals around houses, .. like mine.