I have had one around here, whistling loudly but unseen till a few weeks ago
it chose to sing from a tree next to my back deck. It was taking turns
with the redpolls at the niger seed bag hanging in another tree. It only
took a year for me to figure it out!
>From: Mundi Smithers <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: [VTBIRD] a Hairy Woodpecker ....... at last!!!
>Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 09:42:15 -0500
>Yesterday I finally had a Hairy Woodpecker at my feeder!!
>Also wanted to that everyone for all their wonderful information and help
>with my Kestral questions. I've concluded that there is no way possible
>for me to get boxes made and in place for this year so I am 'on it' for
>next year. I figure that I can get the boxes built and in place by the
>And, for those of you that suggested the Tufted Titmouse as a possibility
>for my mystery bird. At first I dismissed it and then I re thought it and
>listened to all avaliable recording of the Tuftie. I didn't hear the
>specific call/whistle that I am mystified by but I can hear a similarity of
>tone. I'm continuing to try to 'see' the bird.
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