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.

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker along with the sap running out of the tree

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Binomial name: Sphyrapicus varius

Category: Woodpeckers and Allies

Size: 8.5” long, 16” wing span

Weight: 1.8 oz

Getting that running sap...

Getting that running sap…

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Look at all that sap and holes in the tree, the sap is just oozing out...

Look at all that sap and holes in the tree, the sap is just oozing out…

Getting sap

Working a hole for some sap or future sap

Getting that sap

Getting that sap

Getting that sap...

Getting that sap…

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The tongue…

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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.

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5 Responses to Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at Lake Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on April 10, 2017

  1. steve gallerani says:

    Beautiful shots.. I have never seen a Sap sucker. I live on Cape Cod. Hope I do, if not I like these.

  2. Peggy Lison says:

    You are capturing Spring -one shot at a time -it’s great for all of us!! Thanks Jim

  3. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    So beautiful Jim. We’ve had an occasional one in our west side Madison yard. Thank you.

  4. Joan Schrinner says:

    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.

  5. Annie says:

    Love everything about SPRING….thanks Jim

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