Tuesday Tweet: You Yellow-bellied Sapsucker!

Yellow-bellied3.jpgHere are a few images of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (no, I’m not being mean, that is really the name!)

According to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Guide, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, “perch upright on trees, leaning on their tails like other woodpeckers. They feed at sap wells–neat rows of shallow holes they drill in tree bark. They lap up the sugary sap along with any insects that may get caught there…

Thomas Sadler Roberts captured this behavior in June of 1901 at the Long Meadow Gun Club near Long Meadow Lake (in Bloomington, MN).