Date: 7/9/20 5:22 am From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...> Subject: [NHBirds] Red-headed Woodpeckers at Bear Brook State Park - Fledged!
The pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers that Susan Dionne discovered at Bear Brook SP this spring have successfully fledged 2 young!
I met up with Susan D yesterday morning as she was just about to leave the area where the woodpeckers were nesting. She had already spent an hour watching the babies sticking their heads out of the nest hole, but decided to walk back over with me. As we sat down to watch, we realized the nest cavity was empty! I could hear the babies calling from behind us and to the side of us, but Susan D was the one who spotted them both. She's got a knack for finding Red-headed Woodpeckers! Although we missed the exact moment when they left the nest, it was still very exciting to be there within moments of when it happened.