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betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 1, 2007
5:33 PM

Post #3042162

I've had a sapsucker in my tree for awhile and noticed this one always around at the same time. It looks bigger in the picture than what it really is, could it be a baby yellow bellied sap sucker ?

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betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 1, 2007
5:38 PM

Post #3042179

Here's the one is always with, and they make a noise that sounds like a cat.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2007
6:17 PM

Post #3042336

It's a Yellow-rumped Warbler (of the western subspecies, a.k.a. Audubon's Warbler). It will be visiting the sapsucker holes to 'steal' some sap (birds aren't above doing this sort of thing!)

Resin
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

January 1, 2007
6:26 PM

Post #3042382

not sure I agree on Yellow-rumped Warbler in the first pic but I don't have books on western species. Is possible it could be a female. Winter plumage make IDing more difficult as well. 2nd pic looks more like a woodpecker than a sapsucker to me

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2007
6:29 PM

Post #3042391

Second one is a Red-naped Sapsucker (breeds Rockies, winters southeast CA, southern AZ)

Resin
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2007
6:29 PM

Post #3042393

betterbloom:
2nd one really does look like a sapsucker to me.
I agree with the other posters that the 1st one is some sort of warbler. Which one? Beats me! ;)

Deb
betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 1, 2007
6:39 PM

Post #3042426

So I must have more than one sapsucker around here, and possibly a warbler. Didn't even know I had warblers here. I don't have one called a Red-naped in my cheapy book. Could it be called something else?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2007
8:10 PM

Post #3042811

[quote]I don't have one called a Red-naped in my cheapy book[/quote]

Time to treat yourself to a new book! - Sibley or National Geographic
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2007
8:14 PM

Post #3042828

betterbloom:
Check out this link:
http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/184/_/Red-naped_Sapsucker.aspx

Deb
betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 1, 2007
8:14 PM

Post #3042829

Resin, I'm banned from all extras till I get a job. Then it will definetly be on my list along with many other things, like plants.
Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2007
8:40 PM

Post #3042936

Here's a few more on-line resources to help ya out .. with IDing the birds.

Enature.com > http://www.enature.com/home/

WildBirds.com > http://www.wildbirds.com/Identify.htm
* California > http://www.thayerbirding.com/birdlst.asp?LOC=5&Title=California

- Magpye
betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 1, 2007
8:45 PM

Post #3042952

Deb: Thanks so much for that info. That is the right bird, I could tell by the noise. Drives my cat nuts when I play the bird songs.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 1, 2007
8:51 PM

Post #3042967

LOL.My parrot loves it when I play the Birdsong CD. He already imitates the hawks really well.
betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 1, 2007
8:53 PM

Post #3042977

And so where is a pic of you parrot, are you holding out of us? (LOL)
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 1, 2007
10:57 PM

Post #3043362

Heres Teddy.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 1, 2007
10:58 PM

Post #3043365

And another.

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betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 1, 2007
11:43 PM

Post #3043510

How cute, or handsome, should I say. And can Teddy Talk ?
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2007
11:51 PM

Post #3043537

Teddy is one pretty cool bird Pelle!!

Tell him i said "pretty bird!"

o/
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 2, 2007
12:03 AM

Post #3043569

Thanks!Yes, talks, sings and imitates all sorts of sounds. Now that its winter he's doing someone blowing their nose,lol.
betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 2, 2007
12:09 AM

Post #3043591

Too funny, and I'll bet he eats better than you ?
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 2, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #3043596

Naturally!
betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 2, 2007
12:15 AM

Post #3043629

My cats also eat better than I. I figure it's not their fault they have a lazy mom who won't get off her laptop and go find a job (lol), right now I'm cooking them chicken breast for dinner. I guess I'll get the leftovers to put in a salad.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 2, 2007
12:21 AM

Post #3043662

I have 3 cats but only 1 of them will eat any type of people food.
betterbloom
Blythe, CA
(Zone 10b)

January 2, 2007
12:25 AM

Post #3043673

I have two, a small skinny one and a large fat one. Both both are spoiled.
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 4, 2007
9:59 PM

Post #3053576

Pelletory,

LOL

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