[Tweeters] Red-Breasted Sapsucker nest in Kirkland: Photos

Marc Hoffman tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com
Tue Jun 12 14:06:44 PDT 2007

Had some fun this morning watching a Red-Breasted Sapsucker nest near
my home in Kirkland. Its position in a snag just 15 feet off the
street made it ideal for photos. I watched both parents feeding at
least two youngsters. One youngster then decided to be bold and fell
out of the nest, made a nice recovery to a branch a few feet below
the nest, and was thenceforth fed from his/her new perch. Meanwhile a
crow looked on menacingly from a higher branch 20 feet away.

Photos, including two showing the exact location, are at:


Hopefully someone with better glass (I have a Canon 100-400 L lens on
a Canon 30D) can swing by and get better shots. The nest is
east-facing, so mid-morning light is best.

Marc Hoffman
Kirkland, WA
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