Red-Breasted Sap Suckers @ JBLMMay 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.Read more