Yellow Bellied Sapsucker & a Lone Wild Turkey

Pretty sure I saw a yellow-bellied sapsucker this afternoon back in the woods by the river. It might have been a young flicker, though. I've never seen a sapsucker around here & flickers are common. Our solitary wild turkey was back again, cleaning up under the feeder. I wonder if it's a female with a nest nearby? [More wild turkey information here.]

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

2 thoughts on “Yellow Bellied Sapsucker & a Lone Wild Turkey”

  1. Yeah, & I’m pretty sure that Bugs Bunny uses it as an insult in an old cartoon, which may be the real origin of my interest in birds.

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