l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Red Bellied Woodpeckers April,1-4, 2010

l have been monitoring this pair now for about 3 weeks. They have been back and forth. Being chased by starlings put them off a day or two. But they have come back and the female seems to be determined to make this her nesting tree.
Female arrives to give the male a break as he flies off.
You can see here that the males head is fluffed up. And he is pecking at the hole. He has been calling to his mate. The female has arrived at his beck and call to relieve him for a while. It seems that when they have had enough the one pecks at the tree and calls to it's mate. The mate arrives and they do a little fluffing of the head feathers,a bit of pecking at the tree or hole and then fly leaving the mate to continue on. Has been very interesting and entertaining to watch these two hard working woodpeckers.
The male in a near by tree.
The female arriving to take over the duties. You can see the male above doing a bit of pecking at the tree.

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