This is one of my very very first bird sightings in the yard. Actually, more like Kelly’s first bird sighting. We were out on the deck and he heard it tapping away at one of our trees. As you can see by the poor quality of this picture, I was not using my Canon 60D. I used what I had. This little guy is a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker. The one and only! They are listed for this area in Missouri, but they are pretty rare, so I was quite excited when Kelly spotted him in the back yard. He is pretty spectacular.
(Edit: 2014 - I never saw another one again. This was my one and only sighting. One day I hope to see one of these again and get a much better picture, but for now this will do).