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A pair of Red-breasted Sapsuckers raised a family in a dead snag near our mailbox (about 1/2 mile from our house). I took the first photograph of one of the adults on May 30. On subsequent days I noticed they seemed to be around a lot and on June 5 I located their nest. I would guess the chicks were hatched very close to the May 30 date.

Since June 5, I have visited the nest at least once a day, sometimes for just 15 minutes, sometimes for several hours.

Added June 21, 2009. The chicks left the nest over night.

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker