[mou] Fwd: bird id q?
Anne & Allan Bier
aabier at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 19 21:00:51 CST 2008
> From: Anne & Allan Bier <aabier at earthlink.net>
> Date: January 19, 2008 8:53:24 PM CST
> Subject: bird id q?
> A friend just called me. He says he saw a woodpecker at his cabin
> on Bass Lake, south of Biwabik, in central St. Louis County. He
> said he looked at it with binoculars. Details: robin-size or
> maybe a little larger. Head is red, down back of the neck. No
> comb. Face had white around the eyes. Breast was maybe buff-
> colored, lighter than a robin anyway. Back was barred buff (rather
> than white) and black.
> Looking in my National Geo book - Red-Bellied Woodpecker is south
> of here but not too far. Red-breasted Sapsuckers are far to the
> west. He says he knows Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, it wasn't that.
> Any clue? I don't think he has a bird book handy, and he's not
> Many thanks.
> We always have chickadees here. This morning I was awakened by a
> persistent tapping by my bedroom (second-story) window, which was
> driving my cat crazy. Outside the window in the arbor vitae were 5
> chickadees, including one that was tapping on the window sill,
> probably eating the sunflower seeds from the front porch feeder.
> It's a little nippy today, I am guessing they like the shelter next
> to the house and on the east side out of the wind.
> Thanks for your help, which I'll send on to my Bass Lake friend.
> Anne Bier, Virginia
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