For the past several posts I’ve been sharing recaps from our recent trip to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Well, I still have some photos I want to share, but I thought we’d take a bit of a backyard bird intermission since I had a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker show up yesterday and I wanted to share him with you.
Amidst the drips and drizzle, this handsome fellow dropped in (you can tell it’s a male by the red chin) and momentarily landed on a Dogwood tree by the deck. I rarely get a chance to take a picture of one of these guys, so I was glad to have the camera handy.
Aren’t his markings cool? You can see how he could easily blend in with the bark.
His visit was a sweet surprise.
Now, stay tuned for more wildlife refuge recaps. 🙂