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Friday, February 20, 2015

Rare sighting at the Lake; not so rare fox, too

Posting this on my blog as many on Lakelink aren't able to see photos posted there.

Recently heard an unusual bird call and after some searching, a yellow-bellied sapsucker appeared on an evergreen tree on Stamford Circle in Lake Barcroft. 

This bird, a rare find in our Lake community, is described on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology "All About Birds" website at, as follows: ... an enterprising woodpecker that laps up sap leaking from trees and any trapped insects with its specialized, brush-tipped tongue. Attired sharply in barred black-and-white, with a red cap and (in males) throat in summer, paler colors with just a tiny big of red on the crown in winter, they sit still on tree trunks for long intervals while feeding.”

A pair of foxes were also prancing around the lake's shore line nearby. Here's one of them, who stopped to look up at me:


Lucie Seward said...

Thank you, Larry, for giving your friends and neighbors a much deeper understanding of our environment. It truly enriches my life, and I think that of so many others. Lucie Seward

Larry G. said...

Glad you enjoyed these. More to come...