Thursday, February 9, 2017

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker
Healdsburg, California, USA
January 2017
Member of the Woodpecker Family
§A Slurp of Sapsuckers§ (.....gonna need a source on that

~true bird fact~ Sapsuckers, as a species, have an interesting way of sustaining themselves that perpetrates them from other woodpecker species. As you might guess from the name, they drink sap. In fact, it's their primary food source. The fact that the sap attracts bugs that they can eat or feed to their young is just icing on the cake (this sounds like a pretty bad cake). Sapsuckers are often considerd a pest species because of the damage they do to live trees via their method of feeding. They're especially detrimental to the Gray Birch, 67% of which die to their Sapsucker-related injuries.

Learns just enough about any given interest to be dangerously misinformed
Makes a mean fruit salad
Cares very much about sapsucker related issues. Other birds, not so much
Never met a community event she didn't like

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