Red-Breasted Sapsucker

The Red-breasted Sapsucker carves sap wells to create a renewable food source. It also creates an opportunity for a photographer to set up on a location where there is a good chance to catch this bird’s unique feeding behavior. It’s always beneficial to identify known locations where the action will occur like nest sites, feeders or a water source so equipment can be dialed-in and ready when the subject takes the stage.