Friday, August 6, 2010

August 5, 2010 Red-headed Woodpeckers breeding successful!

The Red-headed Woodpeckers nesting at Constance Bay were again successful and have fledged 4 young. This is the 9th consecutive year the woodpeckers have nested at the "old burn site". The young were very vocal and active today fly-catching for insects.

Please do not use IPods/CD/tapes to call the birds out. The area is small, but you do require patience.

Please review OFO's Ethical Birding Principles

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.

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker.

Taking position for fly-catching.

An adult Red-headed Woodpecker resting in a Trembling Aspen

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