At this time of year I often try to convince myself that there’s really no need to get up so early. It’s cold out there, and so warm under the blankets. It was a little warm last night so we decided to open the window a bit. I woke up this morning to the usual chirps of the Yellow-rumped warblers that have taken over out back…all of a sudden I heard this very odd sounding gull. I got out of bed and walked to our bedroom window and checked, like I do every morning. “OH!!! BRIAN! THERE’S A SAPSUCKER ON OUR TREE!!” I run, literally, downstairs and grab his camera and run back to take its picture. Still half asleep! oh it was so funny! I could barely hold the camera straight. I told Brian “I hope it comes back to the feeder!” We get up and sit to watch the weather channel with our cup of coffee…but of course I’m not watching, I’m too busy looking at the feeder, all the trees, and our little Yellow-rumped warblers foraging for food. Then, in the blink of an eye, It was back! This time Brian saw it heading straight for the feeder! Hopefully that little Yellow-bellied Sapsucker comes back ;). Oh and By the way this is a Lifer for me I’ve never seen one before!
To hear the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers call, click here and scroll down a bit