[Ontbirds] Black-backed Woodpecker at Claremont Conservation Area

Jean Iron jean.iron at sympatico.ca
Thu Feb 19 14:12:36 EST 2015

We just received a call from David Mudd to advise that the outdoor education
staff found a male Black-backed Woodpecker at 12:20 today at the Duffins
Creek Outdoor Ed Centre in Claremont Conservation Area, which is north of
Ajax just east of Toronto. Some photos were taken showing solid black back
and they saw yellow on the head.

The woodpecker was in red pines near the main classroom portable. You have
to park at the main gate which is at the intersection of Concession Road 7
(Not Highway 7) and Westney Road. Note: NO CARS Allowed in during the day
and it's about a kilometre walk to the portable, which is surrounded by red
pine forest. There are no feeders, so it could be anywhere.

Jean Iron and Ron Pittaway

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