Red-headed Woodpecker, Balm Beach, Tiny Township
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Red-headed Woodpecker, Balm Beach, Tiny Township

silverfoxx

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In a lifetime of summers spent at Balm Beach I have never seen a Red-headed Woodpecker. This week I discovered a pair flying back and forth to their nest - a hole about 40 ft above ground in a tall Sugar Maple.
The Red-headed Woodpecker is listed as “Special Concern” on Ontario‘s endangered species list. Their numbers in Canada declined throughout the 20th century, and most rapidly in Ontario - by 80% from 1970 to 2016. Their population is estimated to be as less than 1,400 in the province.

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Those are not good odds for seeing one and yet, you did.
Maybe you have lottery potential.
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I've seen Red headed Woodpeckers at Balm Beach over the the last 3 or 4 years along Second Street.

Where did you spot the nest?  Maybe I'll go for a walk after it stops raining.

Napper at the beach for another week 8)
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NICE ONE!!!

It's too bad it's such a great pic....if you blurred it a little...OK a lot...you could say you caught an IBW!

That must have been a thrill.
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BTW Napster...why didn't you warn us re: high water levels? We were at Wassaga last weekend and there was no beach.....
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Quote from: "Napper"
I've seen Red headed Woodpeckers at Balm Beach over the the last 3 or 4 years along Second Street.

Where did you spot the nest?  Maybe I'll go for a walk after it stops raining.

Napper at the beach for another week 8)



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For Napper
Sorry I didn’t see your question earlier. In case you are back at the beach the nest was on Belgrove Crescent.


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Ok Thanks, We will be up this weekend and next.

I will keep an eye out for them next spring.
Napper :D
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We are still at the Beach today, cleaning things up for
Fall's arrival, Spotted a Red Headed Woodpecker in
tree next door. As per usual went I  for camera and it
disappeared.

 :roll: Napper
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hmm....isn't that it over there roosting with the Peregrine, Coopers and Snowy? :D
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Quote from: "Axeman"
BTW Napster...why didn't you warn us

It is aboot time someone  figured out what Napper/Napster was about.


Just preparing to go dig the snow off of the driveway. & Let the dog out etc.

BTW no birds here in Milton except an adult Male Coopers Hawk that makes daily passes..
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Napper

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Silerfox ! this the thread I was referring to.. Also I spotted and heard one today before we left for home.

The images mentioned in the thread will not work they are very old links.

Napper


Red headed Woodpecker(s) Tiny township

Postby Napper » Mon May 20, 2013 7:47 am
This morning while enjoying the beauty weather on the deck
a pair of Red headed noise makers I mean woodpeckers were in a tree
next door (first time for me at this location)

I can hear a Baltimore oriole but I can't seem
to spot it.

napper :D In Tiny township

edit here is one of the Brown Thrasher's in tree next door
edit 2 an Eastern Kingbird just showed itself and I finally spotted
the Oriole
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A Red-headed woodpecker is a new visitor to my bird feeder this summer along with a Scarlet Tanager. The woodpeckers' been feeding on shelled peanuts and Dollar store suet. I didn't see what the Scarlet Tanager eats.
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Quote from: "Porshaah"
A Red-headed woodpecker is a new visitor to my bird feeder this summer along with a Scarlet Tanager. The woodpeckers' been feeding on shelled peanuts and Dollar store suet. I didn't see what the Scarlet Tanager eats.
Wow, you have magic feeder!
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