by Corinne Loguercio
(Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
It may be the draw of its fellow black, white and tan, but whatever it is, I am so excited to have seen such an elusive species. I have been very fortunate to have seen every type of PA woodpecker in my backyard (except for the red-headed), and this is the reason I knew what I viewed today to be very special.
It took me a few hours of confirmation (including your site), but I am now certain I have a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker visiting my feeder. I use "Bark Butter," which is provided through Wild Birds Unlimited, and place it on a piece of wood at the top of my feeder. I have all types of birds that love it and offer many other types of food, but the yellow-bellied prefers the "bark butter."
Woodpeckers are amazing creatures and I hope all of you get to enjoy watching and listening to them.