White-headed Woodpecker at Greengate Cots today

Observers: Debby Parker and friends
Email: jimndebbyatquenetdotcom
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Date: 09/28/2004
Time: 03:33 PM -0400


This morning Bill Mitchel found a female White-headed Woodpecker at Greengate Cottonwoods, which is at the west end of Dixon lane. Our small group of birders were thrilled to see this rarely seen on the valley floor bird. If you check for this bird, walk to the end of the cots and look on the trunks of the large cottonwoods on the west side. We also had more good views of Chipping Sparrows (one was in our yard last evening) with their buffy superciliums and wingbars but the dark lore helped to ID them. These are in fresh moult and show bright eye cups or eye rings. A quick trip up to Plant 4 & parking at the entrance gate, we saw about 4 Western Tanagers, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, many Yellow-rumped Warblers and more that we missed seeing but heard interesting chip notes.