Sapsucker Sign

Deep inside a yew canopy.The sap is running… well, okay, maybe ambling is a better description.

I watched a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker chased off from here by a Red-bellied Woodpecker. The Red-bellied actually pinned the Sapsucker down to the ground for a brief moment, feathers outspread like a mantling raptor, before the birds separated. I’d never seen such an intra-species woodpecker-smackdown before.

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