Date: 2/10/19 9:20 am From: Stella Miller <stella.miller63...> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker, Shu Swamp, Nassau County
Wow. I live right next door to Shu. As I was walking to my car this morning, I heard what I thought was a pileated, drumming and calling. Saying to myself, "Dream on, baby" I dismissed my wishful thinking and continued on to the car. DOH! Fingers crossed it discovers my feeders!
"Conservation is sometimes perceived as stopping everything cold, as holding whooping cranes in higher esteem than people. It is up to science to spread the understanding that the choice is not between wild places or people, it is between a rich or an impoverished existence for Man." Thomas Lovejoy
From: Timothy Healy <tph56...>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 11:13 AM
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.