Red-breasted Sapsucker

A new visitor stopped by the yard this morning!  I fired off quite a few shots from the porch, mostly so I could ID the bird, and then wandered closer.  He or she didn’t mind my presence, and continued working up and down a couple of birch trees, picking off tiny insects.  The red-breasted sapsuckers are a summertime visitor to my area, according to my bird app, so I am very grateful for the opportunity to view and photograph today.

I was glad I was able to move around the get the light in the right direction, and work towards an uncluttered background.

I was glad I was able to move around the get the light in the right direction, and work towards an uncluttered background.

I love the out of focus soft green background, it really shows off the red feathers,

I love the out of focus soft green background, it really shows off the red feathers,

A chance to see the wings spread out, and the hint of yellow tones on the belly. 1/1000sec, f6.3, ISO 640

A chance to see the wings spread out, and the hint of yellow tones on the belly.
1/1000sec, f6.3, ISO 640

Captured mid-blink.

Captured mid-blink.

Looking skywards.  I love the detail that I was able to capture.

Looking skywards. I love the detail that I was able to capture.

Reaching to grab at a tiny insect.

Reaching to grab at a tiny insect.

2 thoughts on “Red-breasted Sapsucker

  1. The red-breasted sapsuckers cousin-the yellow-bellied sapsucker is one of my favorite birds! He should arrive here in a few months! Nice captures!!

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