In Bennington on Harrington Rd, where the waste water treatment plant is, across from mailbox 761 is a very reliable place to see Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Infact, I cannot think of a single time I have gone by this place and not seen or heard one (I bird here whenever I'm in the area which is about every couple months). Sometimes It takes a little while, but from my experience they are always around. Taj Schottland Putney --- On Mon 01/23, - Maeve Kim < [log in to unmask] > wrote:
From: - Maeve Kim [mailto: [log in to unmask]]To: [log in to unmask]: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:25:20 ESTSubject: Re: [VTBIRD] woodpecker queryI've seen red-bellied woodpeckers three times now along the Butternut Trail (I think that's the right name) at Shelburne Farms. I've also seen them on Whalley Road, which runs off the road to the Charlotte Ferry - right by the 90 degree bend by the apple orchard. I think they're nesting in both areas but I don't have any proof. My favorite sighting of this species was at my daughter's house in Minnetonka, MN. She's had a nesting pair on her property for two years now and they are amazingly, comically noisy and raucous. I've always been astonished how non-birders can not notice bird noise, but even the least interested visitor asks my daughter what on earth is making that noise.Good luck!Maeve KimJericho Center
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