Woodpecker at Samuels / Larson

April  19, 2004

For the past week or so, I have heard a woodpecker in the morning on the Radlauer's lot.

This afternoon, the bird moved to our lot, right outside our front poarch.

I set up my camera with a 200 mm lens, tripod and cable release from inside my house and took some shots:

and a slightly different view:

and here is the pattern that the bird left behind on the tree:

According to Erika with concurrance from Spence (thanks guys)

"I know this will sound like the line from a Loony Tunes cartoon, but I think it is a male yellow-bellied sapsucker, or more precisely, a Williamson's sapsucker."

According to what we found on the web, Pine Bark Beetle does not appear to be in its diet, although other bugs are.

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