All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

These holes look like someone has shot the tree with a .22 rifle, but they were actually made by a woodpecker called a <strong>Yellow-bellied Sapsucker</strong>. The bird pecks holes in the bark to encourage sap to ooze, later it will return to drink t...
These holes look like someone has shot the tree with a .22 rifle, but they were actually made by a woodpecker called a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. The bird pecks holes in the bark to encourage sap to ooze, later it will return to drink the sap and eat any small insects caught in it. Now I just need to get a photo of the bird in action!

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