I never though I would get a Lewis' Woodpecker as a yard bird but it was flying over the house this morning. We relocated the bird on a tree snag that was left in one of the lots. The bird is hawking for insects in the middle area of the River Reach Esates.
If you are interested in seeing this bird, River Reach Estates is located on Morris Valley Road in Harrison Mills. This road leads to Hemlock Valley Ski Resort. River Reach is on the right hand side of the road after the Sandpiper Golf Course. Take a right off of Morris Valley Road and then a quick left into River Reach. You will then have two options: go straight or a quick right. If you go straight you will notice the dead tree snag on the right hand side of the road. This was where the bird was spotted last night and this morning. If the bird is not on the snag, check the tops of the cedars in the undeveloped lots.
Brent, walked over there Sat. afternoon and spotted it immediately...now I know where it is hanging out (top of cedars by house under construction) I can actually see it from my living room window. If it'll fly a few more feet in my direction I'll be able to count it as a 'yard bird' too! Got a few poor 'proof it was there' shots so will at least be able to post on 'Kathy's Korner'
Brent - I just sent one of my birder neighbors over there (he needed a Lewis for a life list) and he just phoned, he said there appears to be two of them. Have you noticed a pair? This was Monday morning. By the way, re the species list for the area, I think it is around 160, I'll let you know when I get my 'not a month old' computer back from London Drugs as the list is in there.....that is if it wasn't one of the 'corrupt' files!
Post by Wetlander on Sept 12, 2009 21:05:17 GMT -8
Lewis's was on the cottonwood with the dead top again today, but only from noon to about 1:30pm. Didn't see it the rest of the day, while yesterday, it was here from the sun hitting the island at about 8:30am to dusk