During a trip to Moose Bog yesterday we saw:
Golden-crowned Kinglets (more than 6)
Black-backed Woodpeckers (at least 3)
Boreal Chickadees (a pair briefly)
Photos of the first 4 species are at
This page shows an image taken at an effective focal length of 840mm (if
35mm film format) of a distant black-backed woodpecker in the dead-tree
swamp along South American Pond Road. You will also see closer up photos of
a black-backed woodpecker taken shortly after I managed to soak my sneakers
and socks in the icy water. All of the black-backed were taken shortly
after the morning light reached the swamp.
On this page there is a link to a site with a series of photos of a
Golden-crowned Kinglet eating food. Be patient, let all the images load.
If you wish to see what Moose Bog looked like yesterday you can visit:
Don't go to this site if you have dial-up. Wait for the resolution to
download then scroll and zoom around. While at this site you can see some
amazing panoramas by clicking "Most Popular". Again zoom in very close and
be patient. You can also see some "local" ones by searching on
There was still several feet of snow in the woods and along the path to
Moose Bog. If you go there soon, snowshoes are suggested.