Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

End of the trail

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Saturday 16th October 2004, 02:57   #1
Joe A.
Registered User
Joe A.'s Avatar

Join Date: May 2003
Location: Spring, Texas
Posts: 2,283
End of the trail

After parking the car in the garage this afternoon, I walked around to the front of the house where the mailbox is located to pick up the letters, etc. that the postman had left. Mostly bills of course. A small package was laid against my front door so I walked to the door and retrieved it -- a FedX from my employer. As I turned around and retraced my steps back to rear of the house, I noticed a bird on the ground. Turned out to be a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. It hadn't been dead long -- not stiff enough for that.

The sapsucker is a winter visiter. The last few years we had only one that actually stayed for the duration and regularly fed himself from the small green suet feeder. Loved peanut butter suet. We gave the poor fellow a christian burial near the feeder.

Hope another comes along and takes his place. We really enjoy the visitors.
Joe A. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 16th October 2004, 03:05   #2
KC Foggin
Super Moderator
BF Supporter 2018
KC Foggin's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 243,317
I'm very sorry to hear this Joe. Do you suppose it was a window strike?

Hopefully, another sapsucker will be feeding at your suet feeder before long.
KC a/k/a common KC

Karma - What you send out
Comes right back at ya
KC Foggin is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 16th October 2004, 04:26   #3
Katy Penland
Registered User
Katy Penland's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Pine Mountain Club, California, USA
Posts: 10,754
I'm really sorry to hear about this, too. I sure feel your pain. We just had a sharp-shinned hawk hit our back glass door, and it's so sad to see these beautiful visitors to our yard meet an untimely death. I'll hold a good thought for more sapsuckers at your feeder in the very near future!
Katy Penland is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2014 Support BirdForum With A Donation


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Costa Rica - 11 To 18 March Bob Biggs Vacational Trip Reports 10 Thursday 8th April 2004 23:09
Trail completed Kamchatka Birds & Birding 0 Saturday 20th March 2004 16:01
bluebird nesting box trail Kamchatka Birds & Birding 0 Saturday 20th March 2004 08:20
The Chough Trail........ El Annie Birds & Birding 7 Monday 6th January 2003 16:58
I really need assistance Tawny Birds & Birding 15 Friday 25th October 2002 16:16


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.17376709 seconds with 13 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 23:36.