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 ?
CLOSED: Possible baby sap sucker?
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!)
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
Second one is a Red-naped Sapsucker (breeds Rockies, winters southeast CA, southern AZ)
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! ;)
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?
I don't have one called a Red-naped in my cheapy book
Time to treat yourself to a new book! - Sibley or National Geographic
Check out this link:
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.
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
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.
LOL.My parrot loves it when I play the Birdsong CD. He already imitates the hawks really well.
And so where is a pic of you parrot, are you holding out of us? (LOL)
How cute, or handsome, should I say. And can Teddy Talk ?
Teddy is one pretty cool bird Pelle!!
Tell him i said "pretty bird!"
Thanks!Yes, talks, sings and imitates all sorts of sounds. Now that its winter he's doing someone blowing their nose,lol.
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.
I have 3 cats but only 1 of them will eat any type of people food.
I have two, a small skinny one and a large fat one. Both both are spoiled.