March 17, 2015

First back-yard sighting of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird!  (Last year’s first sighting also occurred on March 17. )   Today around 5:30 p.m. a male Ruby-throated came to the nectar feeder hanging outside the breakfast nook window.

Earlier this afternoon I had occasion to be in the gazebo.  After a bit I checked to see if our pal the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was in residence.  He was:

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Look how well he blends in:

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Then I heard a Pileated Woodpecker:

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Pileated Woodpecker (male)

He spent about fifteen minutes on this hat-racked tree:

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Pileated Woodpecker

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Pileated Woodpecker