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Monday, September 24, 2012

Those darn sapsuckers

.Here's a Twelve-spotted Skimmer...

Also got better shots of a sapsucker than I had previously. I wasn't sure if this is a Red-naped or a Yellow-bellied, but Kelly Bryan says it's a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Both frequent the oasis. 

 I hate the damage they do to my trees though. This tree is a Honey Locust. It doesn't appear that there's much sap for it to suck from this tree. It's "sap wells" are dry, I think.


  1. Nice shots Carolyn. Looks like a Yellow-bellied to me.

  2. Sandy/Alpine and OdessaSeptember 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    I was at the talk Friday night, several rows behind you. I applaud your desire to learn the dragonflies and damselflies! After listening, I know it's way beyond me. Good for you!

  3. Sandy/Alpine and OdessaSeptember 26, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    I thought about introducing myself, but was talking to the folks around me at the end. Having Kelly to help you is invaluable!

  4. I couldn't do it without Kelly's help, I assure you.