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Monday, October 25, 2010

More Unique Backyard Birds

Since early October I have had several Yellow bellied Sapsuckers, a female Golden-crowned Kinglet  and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. It has been interesting observing them.
First there was a female and two juvenile Sapsuckers. One still seemed to want mom to provide food chasing her from tree to tree calling "knit-knit-knit." There is one Yellow-bellied sapsucker left now which flits from tree to tree while the Yellow-rumped Warbler follows.Occasionally the Warbler sees the Kinglet and tries to chase it out of the area, but she returns. Since all three should be migrating it is interesting that they have stayed so long in one place. We have another warmish week so I am wondering if they will head further south after the weather turns. But for now they are providing lots of viewing fun right in my own backyard.

The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

I think this is the female and the juvenile that was following her around

This is the remaining Sapsucker trying to catch a bug

You can see the red starting to develop on the forehead
You can see the Yellow-rump  

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Female Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden -crowned Kinglet

Notice the broken eye ring. It really makes its eyes look big