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Russ Ford <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:06:01 -0500
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I located an adult female Black-backed Woodpecker this morning foraging in
dead trees in a conifer bog in Berkshire (basically on the Canadian border),
after observing several dead spruce with recently flaked bark, and then
listening for the woodpecker's tapping. Other species observed:
Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches
American Crow
Common Raven
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Wild Turkey
Ruffed Grouse
Hairy Woodpecker
House Finch (in nearby hardwoods)

Russ Ford

Graduate Research Assistant
Aquatic Ecology and Watershed Science
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

"It's so beautifully arranged on the plate, you know someone's fingers have
been all over it."  -  Julia Child

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