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- Subject: Red-headed Woodpeckers
- From: "Carleton Wood" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 09:08:14 -0400
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Red-headed Woodpeckers apparently bred on Roanoke Island this year and
probably did last year, too. Last year I had several sightings in June. This
year I had a sighting in early July of an adult and then this morning I saw
a juvenile (or two) in the same area (which is at the end of airport road -
the habitat looks good).
Previously, the farthest east I had ever seen them during the breeding
season was in the Creswell area, although I suspect they also breed just
west of the Alligator River in the Palmetto Peartree Preserve (which also
hosts good numbers of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers).
We also have nesting House Wrens here on the Outer Banks this year. Bob
Burrell has seen a pair on Collington Island and I heard one singing in a
residential section of Southern Shores two or three times this summer.
Also, robins are here in larger than usual numbers this year, as are
Eastern Kingbirds. Cedar Waxwings apparently are breeding here this year as
well, as are Rough-winged Swallows. Then of course, there are the Anhingas
and Short-eared Owls on the Alligator Refuge but I am getting carried away
so I'll stop.
By the way, if anyone is headed this way and arrives around dusk, please
slow down in Mann's Harbor for the Purple Martins. They are roosting in huge
numbers under/on the bridge and dozens are being killed each evening by