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Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers


Two Sapsuckers have returned to our neighbourhood in Bracebridge. Both were drumming this morning with their distinctive "knocking" sound...also described as "tapping out morse code". Yesterday I noticed a Chickadee drinking some sap leaking out of a split in a maple tree. With the return of the Sapsuckers there will be many more freshly drilled sap holes in the trees...awaiting the return of hummingbirds. A Ruby-throated Hummingbird was already reported in Ohio yesterday!


Sapsucker sounds: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker/sounds

Hummingbird migration map: https://maps.journeynorth.org/map/?map=hummingbird-ruby-throated-first&year=2021




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