Wildlife photography of a single Red-naped Sapsucker in its cavity nest in a quaking aspen in Wyoming

A Red-naped Sapsucker keeps watch over his Wyoming surroundings from his Spring nest in a quaking aspen. Red-naped sapsuckers are cavity nesters who prefer to make their home in live aspen, birch or cottonwood trees near water. This particular cavity is especially beautiful with its placement in the bark and the newly unfurled leaves, and it was able to be photographed at eye level. There are several nestlings inside that the parents are busily tending and delivering food to.