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  • Day8

    Red-Breasted Sap Suckers @ JBLM

    May 10 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    It was a rhythmic, metallic noise that sounded a like travel trailer cranking up its stabilizer legs that first caught my attention. Mui, who was coming back from the laundromat, said that the metallic tapping was actually a woodpecker pecking at a road sign.

    Turns out, it was a red-breasted sap sucker ... a type of woodpecker. The bird was perfectly OK with me approaching it to take a photo or two. Every once in a while it would peck at the sign again. A minute or so later, another sap sucker flew in and perched on a nearby tree. Then, the two of them flew off to their nest, in the tree across the road.

    What a neat experience to watch them.
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