Thursday, April 8, 2010

April 8, 2010 Early Red-headed Woodpecker back at Constance Bay

This afternoon I observed 1 adult Red-headed Woodpecker at the "Old Burn site" at Constance Bay. This is the 9th consecutive year for the woodpecker at this site and the earliest date. Last year, 1 was observed on April 23rd which, then, was the earliest date. Normally they arrive back around mid May. Also had 5 Red-shouldered Hawks, 2 at Constance Bay, 2 near Dunrobin along 5th Line Road and 1 at Constance Creek and Thomas Dolan Parkway.
Good Birding, Bruce

Please review OFO's Ethical Birding Principles and (RHWO). Please do not use IPods/CD/tapes to call the bird out. The area is small, but you do require patience.

Directions: Constance Bay: RHWP: From Ottawa travel west bound on Hwy. 417 to the March Rd./Eagleson Road and exit right onto March Rd. Follow to Dunrobin Road and turn right continuing northwest through Woodlawn. At the hill turn right onto Constance Bay Rd following it for approx. 1.5 km. Turn left on Allbirch Road and drive 1.3 km to the " T " intersection. Turn left on Bishop Davis Drive and then right on Bayview Drive. Follow Bayview Drive to Ritchie St. Turn right and go a short distance to Whistler Rd. Turn left and drive .3 km and watch for a gate on the right. The trail through the burn area is opposite the gate. Parking is limited.

Early arrival for Red-headed Woodpecker at Constance Bay

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