Seattle Aquarium on Flickr.
good costumes, guys
Ok, I’m cheating here. This is a yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), a northeastern woodpecker known for drilling rows of holes in tree trunks to drink sap. But in this picture, it’s drilling into a… palm tree. Like many other species, sapsuckers split their time between their northern breeding grounds and warmer - sometimes tropical - wintering grounds. I saw this one in the Bahamas, and it was a helpful reminder that tons of “northeastern” birds are really cross-continental birds.
I think I was there for that photo!
Sadly, the only other time I have seen one of these birds was during my patrols for birds that have collided with windows in downtown Ottawa. The bird did not survive. :(
I have to admit I have been slacking on the websites lately. Since my man has been stuck in the USA (long story), we really fell behind on keeping the sites up to date.
I have my main website: earthboundexotics.com
My sand boa site: sandboascanada.com
My Facebook page.
I also run ‘fuckyeahsandboas’ on this here tumblr site.
However, it is easiest to find my animals for sale in the classifieds on ReptilesCanada.com. I am ‘Shouganai’ on RC, and if you watch for my posts in the sand boa or kingsnakes forums, I post every single litter I produce.
I haven’t had much to sell for the last two years- after a crazy year with many baby snakes in 2012, I gave myself and most of my snakes the year off. I took a chance on a male this year with my Kenyan sand boas, that I don’t think worked out for the most part. Time will tell, though! So many of my female Kenyan sand boas were JUST at a size when they’re breedable this year, so I didn’t try too hard with them, I’d rather they take another year to grow.
If I really put my head down this coming spring/summer, I could have a whole lot of baby snakes in 2015, though.