[CT Birds] Hamden: Pileated Woodpecker!

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Thu Jan 16 23:20:39 EST 2014

Also, from Waite St. Bridge, Hooded & Common Mergansers, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, and a Song Sparrow, plus some others.  (Flo -- SS on RWA land, in case you need FOY.)

First Pileated I've seen here, in 20 years or so of birding.  I've heard there are other Pileated-like holes in the area;  perhaps more regular than we realize?

From Arthur Shippee:
1/16/14 - Hamden, behind 97 North Lake Dr -- Female Pileated Woodpecker

Link to public-view FB photo album below -- I'd appreciate confirmation from non-FB that it works.  Digiscoping:  iPhone mounted to hand-held binos.

Begin forwarded message:
> Big Avis, New Haven, US-CT
> Jan 16, 2014 3:30 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
> Pileated Woodpecker  1     https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152197967624042.1073741842.525184041&type=1&l=f6a43a354a
> Seen in White Pine behind 97 North Lake Dr., then flying over Little Avis.  Big & Little Avis are two kettle ponds, NW & SE, between North Lake & Atria properties, near Servoss St.
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16397826
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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