11/13 – Red-headed Woodpecker

Jim Orrico and I embarked on a rare after school chase this past Wednesday, in search of a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker that had been frequenting the intersection of Bradley and Lincoln Streets in New Haven.

Upon arrival, it didn’t take us long to find this bird. In fact, I hadn’t even closed the door to the car when I heard a soft churrrt call coming from a nearby tree. We were soon watching the bird, and spent the next forty-five minutes or so enjoying this now very uncommon visitor to Connecticut.

The woodpecker spent a lot of its time perched at the top of one of the cut-off limbs of its favorite tree at the corner of the intersection, which gave us the opportunity to obtain some great scope views, and even, some digiscoped photos (below).

Red-headed Woodpecker, New Haven, CT

Red-headed Woodpecker, New Haven, CT

Red-headed Woodpecker, New Haven, CT

Red-headed Woodpecker, New Haven, CT

-Alex

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2 Responses to 11/13 – Red-headed Woodpecker

  1. Helen says:

    Wonderful photos, Alex!

  2. marcy klattenberg says:

    Alex,

    It has been far too many years since I last saw a red-headed woodpecker. Will try to get to New Haven for a look. Thank you, Marcy

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