Sunday, February 27, 2011

February 27, 2011 Local birding: Red-bellied Woodpecker,Brown Thrasher, and Hoary Redpoll

Today spent a hour birding while driving up to Constance Bay. Overall it was a good run with 2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 1 at Constance Bay and the other closer to Kanata. Both woodpeckers are males and were first observed back in December. The Brown Thrasher west of Dunrobin is still doing well and hopefully will make it through the remaining winter and maybe become the first successful overwintering record for the Ottawa Region. In the 150+ Common Redpolls at our feeder today, 1 Hoary Redpoll was present for a while this morning.

The Red-bellied Woodpecker in on the increase in eastern Ontario.

The Constance Bay Red-bellied Woodpecker was first reported on December 25th, 2010.

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