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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