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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?

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9 Apr 2010
East Canyon Reservoir
Morgan County, Utah

(E-mails from Bill Fenimore, 9 Apr 2010)

While leading a "Partners In Flight" field trip today we saw a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. He was at the East Canyon State Park, near the boat launch. We got to see both our target birds: Greater Sage-Grouse and Rosy Finch, Black and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch too.

Bill Fenimore

(E-mails from Carl Ingwell, 12 Apr 2010)

We took some pics of the Sapsucker that Jeff Bilsky, Brittany, Myself, and a few others saw yesterday morning... The bird is interesting because it shares a few field marks with a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. The bird shows a red throat bordered in black & very heavy white markings on the back, but it also shows a red nape. I'm not sure, but I
think the bird that was reported earlier in the week didn't have a red nape, so this is possibly another Sapsucker that has traits similar to those of a Yellow-Bellied. Earlier, I told everyone what I thought the bird in the photo was...
Carl Ingwell

         Photos by Carl Ingwell     (Cropped and the last two enlarged by the webmaster)

Photos by Carl Ingwell

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