Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 10, 2017
Lake Park in Milwaukee had some Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers today. I probably saw a good half-dozen at the north end of the park. Like usual, if they have some good trees with sap running they return to those trees on and off. Sap looked great today with the warm weather, it was just oozing out. I don’t recall seeing any males, these were females. Last year there were nice numbers too at Lake Park, on April 8th, only two days off from last year. Images were taken on April 10, 2017.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker along with the sap running out of the tree
Binomial name: Sphyrapicus varius
Category: Woodpeckers and Allies
Size: 8.5” long, 16” wing span
Weight: 1.8 oz
Getting that running sap…
Look at all that sap and holes in the tree, the sap is just oozing out…
Working a hole for some sap or future sap
Getting that sap
Getting that sap…
Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.
Beautiful shots.. I have never seen a Sap sucker. I live on Cape Cod. Hope I do, if not I like these.
You are capturing Spring -one shot at a time -it’s great for all of us!! Thanks Jim
So beautiful Jim. We’ve had an occasional one in our west side Madison yard. Thank you.
Love those sapsuckers, Jim! Haven’t seen one yet up here in Jackson Cty. Especially like being able to see the”yellow” so distinctly on your photos.
Love everything about SPRING….thanks Jim