Date: 5/10/18 9:38 pm From: Tucker J. Lutter <lutter...> Subject: [ia-bird] Plymouth and Woodbury County: Pileated Woodpeckers and Cerulean Warbler
Hello Birders, A three hour hike in Stone State Park on May 10 produced 78 species. They were all seen in the northern portion of the park near the west entrance, Carolyn Benne Nature Trail, the campground and in the Talbot State Preserve. The highlight was 2 very vocal PILEATED WOODPECKERS in the Talbot State Preserve in Plymouth County. This is the second spring I have had this species in the park. Last year they were further south near Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. It seems likely that they are trying to establish a nesting population. The attached photo shows a small log that was decimated by the Pileated Woodpeckers. I saw all 7 regularly occurring species of woodpeckers in the park today. Another highlight was 16 species of warbler. A CERULEAN WARBLER was calling and a Golden-winged Warbler was seen at the same location as the Pileated Woodpeckers. Seven Louisiana Waterthrushes were seen in the ravines near the campground.