Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – First of the Season

About the middle of the afternoon today, through an open window, I heard the mewing of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. The calls seemed to be coming from a large pecan tree not far from the house. I didn’t see the Sapsucker, but the mewing calls were distinct, and sounded both sweet and tart – reflecting the colors and scents and feel of the season.

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