Red-breasted Sapsucker hybrid identification/ Yosemite Trip
- Yesterday, at Crane Flats Meadow, in Yosemite NP, I had a probable
Red-breasted Sapsucker, however, the red was rather pale and washed out
on the breast and head, though there was no black on the chest. My
question is whether or not this is within the range of a normal
Red-breasted Sapsucker, and does anyone have experience with a hybrid
RBSS that did NOT have black on the breast?
Other highlights thus far:
Western Tanager: Bridal Veil Falls
Blue Grouse: 10 at Glacier Point parking lot
Williamson's Sapsucker: White Wolf
Violet-green Swallows: top of Yosemite Falls
Black Swift: Top of Yosemite falls
Peregrine Falcon: Top of Yosemite Falls
Pine Grosbeak: the road to May Lake.
The Black Swift and VGSW are proabably the most well earned life birds
I've ever had! Hiking up all the way to the top of the falls and then
seeing those birds was supremely rewarding!
San Ramon, CA