Male yellow-bellied sapsucker
This is the time to listen for yellow-bellied sapsuckers. (Yes, they are real birds, not made-up cartoon characters.) Right now they are drumming away, creating holes in trees to gather nutritious sap that also helps them capture insects.
This sapsucker is chiseling several sap wells in this tree and will move on to make more nearby. He's a good dad and soon will be treating his young to insects dipped in sap.
Other animals and birds - such as warblers, hummingbirds, nuthatches, squirrels, bats - benefit from the yellow-bellied sapsucker's hard work as they will also help themselves to the nutritious sap.
I am linking yo World Bird Wednesday.