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Tracy Patterson

Algonquin Highlands, ON, Canada


This juvenile male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was observed sun-bathing for 3 – 4 minutes on a branch of a beech tree in our front yard. After sun-bathing, he did some very meticulous preening.

Juvenile Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Preening

Juvenile male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker preening after a lengthy sunbath. Photo taken Sept 6/14 in Algonquin Highlands, Ontario.

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