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Red Naped Sapsucker | by E_Rick1502
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Red Naped Sapsucker

Found a small break in the wet weather and headed to Spring Lake. So glad I did! My neighbor accompanied me and I spotted a very rare bird for our parts. We were pretty excited. I called one of the expert birders in our area and he met with me after my neighbor left and confirmed it was indeed a Red Naped Sapsucker. Furthermore only 9 have ever been recorded. This makes the 10th. Had to shoot this at a high iso of 2500 to bring out any shadow detail and stop blur with a high shutter speed. This guy was moving very quickly!

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Uploaded on December 2, 2012