[CT Birds] RED-HEADED WOODPECKER YES
alexanderburdo at mac.com
Sun Nov 22 17:35:08 EST 2009
From Alex Burdo and James Orrico with Paul Desjardins:
Had the woodpecker at the spot it was reported from yesterday. When
you get to the nature center then take the paved path up to the
Brookside Trail. Pass Brookside Trail and keep going to the long old
barn in front of you. At the barn make a right onto a trail that is
very wide, wide enough for a car. There are three piles of woodchips
in front of you. The bird was seen in the forest behind the piles of
woodchips. The bird was heard before it was seen. It was very active,
moving from tree to tree, stashing acorns. Maybe it will spend the
winter. It did its chattering call very often. Often the key to
knowing it was still there. Great bird!
I will post photos on the blog a little later-just click on the link.
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