[TN-Bird] Re: sapsucker eating at hummingbird feeder

  • From: "Stefan Woltmann" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "harpagus@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: "laurajmccall@xxxxxxx" <laurajmccall@xxxxxxx>, tn bird <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:21:34 -0700

Hi Laura,

The attached picture looks to me like a Downy Woodpecker, possible a young male 
(due to how far the red extends). A sapsucker in the lowlands of Tennessee at 
this time of year would be unusual indeed!

Best birding,


Stefan Woltmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044

On Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:28 AM, Laura Jennings McCall 
<laurajmccall@xxxxxxx> wrote:

A parent of a student of mine sent me a picture of a sapsucker feeding at her 
hummingbird feeder in Tullahoma (Franklin Co). She says it's been coming all 
summer, sometimes even while the hummers are present. I'm dumbfounded--do you 
think it's breeding here? I really didn't think there would be any sapsuckers 
in TN in the summer outside of maybe the mountains. Are they expanding their 
Always something new to learn about!
Laura McCall
Lynchburg (Moore Co), TN

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