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Possible Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker at Balboa Park near Lawn Bowling

Hello everyone,

While hunting for Summer Tanagers at Balboa with Nathan French, I found what I believe may be a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. Nathan and I took plenty of photos so we are reviewing to confirm but so far it looks pretty good for YBSA.

Coordinates are around 32.731784, -117.156666, but I observed it in three separate trees and it was quite actively moving around. Pictures of the bird, as well as a location photo with a tree it foraged in for an extended period of time can be seen here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/tmwe6hDcrfNSLQHx6 including a blurry in-flight shot of the belly.

Andrew Newmark
Hillcrest, San Diego
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