Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011 Breeding success for Red-headed Woodpeckers again!

Hi Everyone
The Red-headed Woodpeckers at Constance Bay bred again for the 10th consecutive year raising at least 2 young. I visited the site late today and watched the 2 adults fly catching while the 2 juveniles were resting in an old dead popular. The area has changed a lot in the past decade with fewer trees for nesting. No sure what the future holds for the woodpeckers but it has shown the importance of fires to produce nesting habitat for these woodpeckers.

Good birding, Bruce

A juvenile Red-headed woodpecker at the Constance Bay "old burn site".

1 comment:

Angie in T.O. said...

This is great news! I have not yet seen one of these beautiful birds, and look forward to the day I do. News like this gives me hope. :)