Just an FYI that a male Red-naped Sapsucker was seen this morning at
Clear Creek Road in Redding, CA per Frank Sanderson and Dan Greaney.
The exact location reported was on Clear Creek Road "where the Honeybee
trail comes into the main trail from the Clear Creek Rd parking area.
The bird was in the grape vines along with a Downy Woodpecker."
"Nine birders spent a beautiful fall this morning and
early afternoon birding along Clear Creek between Gold Dredge and the
Honeybee tunnel. In addition to 48 bird species
the participants enjoyed watching the many King Salmon actively moving
up-stream and actively spawning. Also present in the creek were a number
Otters and one lone beaver. As identified by group consensuses, the
best bird of the day was a Red-naped
Sapsucker first spotted by Dan Greaney. Red-naped Sapsuckers are very
rare birds for Shasta County with the last
one being seen off Island Rd in the McArthur area." Frank Sanderson.
Bob & Carol Yutzy