Saturday, December 01, 2007

Red-bellied Woodpeckers in 2004

This morning, while checking back on bird sightings on December 1st for other years, I came across notes and pictures I had recorded regarding the irruption of Red-bellied Woodpeckers into the province during the fall of 2004. Listed as a 'migrant, rare but annual' by the NB Bird Records Committee the Red-bellied Wood- pecker is not a frequent sighting but in 2004 they seemed to be everywhere. At our feeders we had a Red-bellied show up on Oct 31st. and my last recording of its presence that year was on December 18th; this was a very pleasureable sighting to see on most days during that period. I have not seen a Red-bellied Woodpecker since December 2004.

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