Tap, Tap, Tap


This week’s photo, taken December 21, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER drilling a neat row of horizontal holes on the trunk of a conifer.

I heard this RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER before I saw it. The loud tapping indicated a woodpecker was nearby, but I didn’t find the ‘avian carpenter’ until I walked around to the other side of the tree. The sapsucker was busy with its wood work, so it paid me no mind as I fired off a flurry of photos.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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2 Responses to Tap, Tap, Tap

  1. Chris says:

    I think it is in the woodpeckers’ handbook, to always go to the other side of the tree when a human approaches.

  2. kathydoremus says:

    What a cool looking bird. We occasionally get the yellow-bellied variety around these parts.

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