Date: 2/10/19 8:14 am From: Timothy Healy <tph56...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker, Shu Swamp, Nassau County
Apologies to the listserv’s readers north of NYC who will find this report somewhat laughable, but this species is still a great bird for Long Island. There is a Pileated Woodpecker being seen along the trails around the pond at Shu Swamp this morning. It appears to be favoring the area beyond the boardwalks along the Red Trail, though it moves around a lot. I personally last heard it somewhere near the service road to the south of that spot. Listen for drumming and calling, it occasionally disappears but rarely stays quiet for long.