Re: Martinez RS Red-naped Sapsucker

C Lou

The sapsucker has returned to same trees. 930am. Sunday.

Calvin Lou

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From: "Laura Look chamaea@... [EBB_Sightings]" <EBB_Sightings-noreply@...>
Date: 12/3/16 9:39 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: EBB_Sightings@...
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Martinez RS Red-naped Sapsucker


Today (Sat, Dec. 3), from about 12:30 to 1:00 pm, my husband & I
watched a cooperative RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER at Martinez Regional
Shoreline in Martinez.

I believe this is the same bird reported by Carla Din 9/29 and Teri
Wills 11/2. Comparing to Carla Din's photos, note in particular the
white feather extending from the white wing patch into the black on
the bird's left side.

Id: It appears to be Red-naped rather than Yellow-bellied based on
the black not quite bordering the red throat patch, the 2 clearly
separated white bars down the back, and (if you really squint at
zoomed-in photos) a few red feathers on the nape. Comments on the
bird's id are welcome.

Location: The bird was between the main picnic area and the duck pond
in the trees bordering the sidewalk along N. Court St. His favorite
tree was the corner tree just southwest of the junction of that
sidewalk and the east end of the Boardwalk/Killdeer Trail.


Three CACKLING GEESE were hanging out with the Canada Goose flock.

Park info & map:

Good birding,
Laura Look
Pinole, CA

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