Date: 8/20/19 8:17 am From: John Farmer <ajf-jlf...> Subject: [birders] Another RHWO 20 miles east of Ivan's
I've had four sightings of an adult Red-headed Woodpecker in the past couple of weeks where Petersburg Road crosses the Washtenaw/Monroe County Line. We'd like to think that it's "Billy Ray Bad___" (so-named for his dominance at the suet feeders), the fledgling that came to stay around our yard as a black-headed youngster in the fall of 2018 and stayed around until the following spring. We can't know if that bird stayed in the area.
The November - April transition of Billy Ray is captured in the three attached pics.
-----Original Message----- From: LaHaie, Ivan Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:01 AM To: 'Birders' Subject: [birders] Red-headed Woodpecker
I saw one Sunday evening on Easudes just west of Sharon Hollow. It flew across the road from a corn bin where appeared to be feeding. I've seen them in this same spot before, but it's been a while.