American Bittern

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American Bittern

Postby Clicker on Sat May 04, 2013 11:07 pm

out to luther marsh today. luckey to see not one not two but three american bittern . also saw yellow bellied sapsucker.
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Re: American Bittern

Postby Jeff Hunt on Sun May 05, 2013 5:18 am

Question for those more knowledgable than I ( which includes everybody I suspect). I have never seen a yellow bellied sapsucker. In the above photos the holes in the tree, is that pattern exclusive to the YBS. If so I have seen those around my place, if not, which type of bird would be responsible.

Jeff the curious. :?:
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Re: American Bittern

Postby Clicker on Sun May 05, 2013 4:09 pm

Jeff the sapsucker did make the holes to get the sap. That is where it got its name I guess. go to How To Identify and Control sapsucker injury on trees and its all there. including photos.
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