April Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Every April a group of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers visits our backyard in northern Illinois. They never stay long but they always make use of the various large, old trees in the city yard.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

Most used is the aging birch tree. This tree gets more and more battered each year, depositing branches on the ground, but still attracts the sap-seeking sapsuckers.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

We counted three different sapsuckers but there could have been more.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Learn more about Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

3 thoughts on “April Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

  1. BirdGalAlcatraz – they are beauties!

    Ryan – thanks much! It was definitely a dreary weather day but the birds brightened it up quite a bit!

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