A Backyard Bird Intermission

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. 🙂

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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14 Responses to A Backyard Bird Intermission

  1. jmcheney says:

    Be prepared, a very good motto.

  2. lindasschaub says:

    Very cool markings and I’ve never seen one, even in a picture and enjoyed seeing this one.

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Calling idiotic fellow road users “Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers” will from now on be my cure for road rage… 😀
    Please don’t tell this handsome fellow that though, wouldn’t want to hurt his feelings!

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    kathydoremus posted: “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 Saps”

  5. He’s a handsome one. Very nice!

  6. So handsome and gorgeous!

  7. Mags says:

    Wow, great pictures. I have never seen one. He is indeed handsome and colorful too.

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like his colorful feathers! What a beauty he is! Do you ever find feathers of the different birds in your yard? ❤️

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