Lake Co. - Williamson's Sapsucker
- This morning at about 9 am, there was a beautiful male WILLIAMSON'S
SAPSUCKER along Perini Rd. near Snow Lake south of Lower Lake. I found
the group of three gray pines as reported yesterday by Darlene
Hecomovich on Mendobirds. I heard soft tapping, but not in those
trees. I walked on the road below Perini Rd. so the sun was behind me
and looked up the slope. The male Williamson's was drilling a row of
new holes in a gray pine about half-way between the group of three
pines and the intersection of the unnamed road and Perini Rd.
I continued south on Perini and came on an area of toyon that was
crowded with American Robins and HERMIT THRUSHES. A COOPER'S HAWK
bombed through, but wasn't really serious. Found 2 PYGMY NUTHATCHES on
Adams Springs Rd. Finally drove up into the Boggs Mountain Area hoping
for a Hairy Woodpecker. It was very quiet, so I had to settle for a
male PILEATED WOODPECKER.