Red-bellied Woodpecker – 5/8/19
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/8/19
Observation Time: 10:20 a.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary
Common Name: Red-bellied woodpecker
Scientific Name: Melanerpes carolinus
Comments: I kept hearing their distinctive kwirr call in a certain area, so I investigated. When I finally spotted them, I saw they were nesting in a cavity high in a dead tree.
Sharon is at the northern edge of the red-bellied woodpecker’s range. It is a year-round resident.
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