Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 00:20:39 -0500
Reply-To: Eran Tomer <etomer@EMORY.EDU>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Eran Tomer <etomer@EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Urban woodpeckers
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Hello everyone !
I have recently enjoyed watching a persistent Red-bellied Woodpecker
trying to feed from a very small seed feeder, clinging to a concrete house
wall and flying back and forth. On a light-colored and vertical
background it was difficult not to appreciate the flexibility of this bird
as it was positioning itself for its next foray.
This woodpecker joins my observations of urban Red-headed Woodpeckers
which I have seen on several occassions feeding on the ground with pigeons
and starlings on discarded bread in fairly busy streets.
Has anyone else seen woodpeckers feeding opportunistically in urban
areas around the state ?
Thanks and good birding !
- Eran Tomer