Yellow-bellied Sapsucker; Historical Perspective
- The YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER that Darlene Hecomovich found on Monday (I
saw it later that day) is only the 3rd county record. As George Chaniot
pointed out this is an easy location to search for this bird.
The first county record (I do not have the exact years available at my
office) was a bird found many year ago by Rich Stallcup on Butts Canyon
The second record was a bird I found at Anderson Marsh State Park
(several years later) on Cache Creek. I believe only 3 or 4 other
people saw that bird.
So if this bird sticks around for awhile, it should be easier to locate
than the other good birds in the area. The Lesser Black-backed Gull,
the probable Iceland Gull and the Mendocino County Grace's Warbler have
all been difficult to find. Jerry White