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Nature Watch, May 25, 2022

Hummingbirds have returned to our gardens along with the rest of our summer birds. But with all the recent weather extremes, a cold snap is still possible. Enter the yellow-bellied sapsucker, one of our two migrant woodpeckers, the one that looks like its feathers are dirty.  It makes hundreds of lentil-sized holes in its favorite apple or other trees, and these sap-wells are where hummingbirds, which migrate later than sapsuckers, drink when temperatures are cold enough to close flowers and send insects into hiding!