Daily Postcard: Red-naped Sapsucker On Cherry Tree

Daily Postcard: A Red-naped Sapsucker is busy making rows of holes to extract sap from a cherry tree Tuesday in the yard of a home on Barranca Mesa. Red-naped Sapsuckers are industrious woodpeckers with a taste for sugar. They drill neat little rows of holes in trees to sip the sugary sap that flows out. The presence of sap wells is a good indication that they are around, but so are their harsh wailing cries and stuttered drumming. Source: allaboutbirds.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan