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YB Sapsucker continues at Lindo Lake

Wednesday 27 February: PresumedYellow-bellied sapsucker continues in SE corner of park. Currently drilling new wells in a Live Oak on the grassy slope southwest of the large Peruvian pepper it is oft reported in. Well seen at < 10m. Diagnostic aid for YBSA of completely black outlines around small red throat and head patches easily visible along with sapsucker white bars on front edge of folded wings. No red on nape or lower breast, however back does show numerous gold spots in somewhat symmetrical pairs and less white barring, more like a Red-Breasted sp.
Acorns remain in area as well.
CK Staurovsky
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