Saturday, June 27, 2015

The hummingbird is taking advantage of a sapsucker's work.  The sapsucker has removed some bark from a willow stem, a little at a time.  As a result the willow oozes sap from the 'wells.'  Several other species also enjoy the willow sap.  At the top of the wells a tiny ant sips on the left side of the stem and a female rufous hummingbird hovers as she sips.  Three hummingbirds were regular visitors.  


  1. Elva, I would never have thought! So wonderful you've documented this so beautifully.

  2. I love this, every time I read your blog I learn something new!


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