Category Archives: Birds & Wildlife

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Returns

Last January we had our first sighting of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  This amazing bird has returned for another late December and January visit.  He seems to enjoy our upside-down suet feeder.  The video has him pecking away at the suet while the outside temperature today is about 10 F.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


Male and Female Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks

My post earlier this week showed a young, non-breeding Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.   Last Monday, we were visited by several Grosbeaks (5 by our count, 3 males, 2 females).   Here’s some pictures and videos of them on our feeders-

Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks (male and female)



Here are two males, a young male and a mature male Grosbeak:

Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Feeder

Most years in May, we are treated to seeing Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders.  This year, we saw a “non-breeding” male Grosbeak with a distinctive brown-black color to its feathers. It is still in “winter feathers”.     This guy was doing gymnastics to get his seed which you can observe in the video.

Winter Plumage Rose-breasted Grossbeak