Female Sapsucker – A Miscalculation At The Nest-hole

williamson's sapsucker 2573 ron dudley

Sapsuckers must be nimble fliers to negotiate access to their nest-hole several hundred times per day during the nesting season – especially if the tree their nest is in leans toward the hole. Usually it’s no problem for them but one time I did photograph the female as she stumbled. [...]

Red-naped Sapsucker (not a Williamson’s this time…)

red-naped sapsucker 2544 ron dudley

On each our Montana trips we try to explore some new country. We found this Red-naped Sapsucker and its mate at their nest-hole on July 1 near a small lake at the end of a long dirt road. [...]