Thursday, January 13, 2011

Watching a Nest

We got lots more snow today and even more is predicted. Then they are talking about colder temperatures coming. Isn't winter fun? NOT! Today I was happy to scrap an old pair of photos from summer time. In 1995 I did follow up of the nesting birds in Lake View from the work we did in 1983. I published a booklet about them after that. One of the most interesting things I discovered was this Red-headed Woodpecker nest where the birds raised one family and then tried a second nesting though apparently not successfully. I spent a lot of time watching this pair and grew quite fond of them. I wrote a little article about them and you can see it here.
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  1. What a heart-warming story this is, Jean, and your photos are spectacular, especially the one of the bird in flight. Your entire page is a joyful celebration of new beginnings and a welcome reminder that winter isn´t here to stay. Off now to read your article...

  2. I love the way your page turned out, and you got wonderful photos of the woodpeckers. Your article was very educational and interesting to read... Have you seen any woodpeckers in this nest since you wrote your article?