Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker…

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker does exist!  I thought it was just a Red-Headed Woodpecker.  I looked it up on the Audubon website, and I matched it up by the photos. The bird wasn’t listed as a red-headed woodpecker but as The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, (they are in the woodpecker family).

They drill tiny holes in the tree bark, in rows, and they come back now and then to feed on the sap that comes out of the holes. Also they eat insects that are attracted to the sap.  I never noticed the holes in that tree, until the morning I saw him land there.  They winter in the southeastern states, so I guess I’ll be seeing him around, for awhile…