[Mnbird] Red-headed Woodpeckers, Yard birds, Dakota Co

Miller Johnson johnson-miller at msn.com
Mon May 9 18:02:58 CDT 2022


Is this heaven?

I have two male Red-headed Woodpeckers chasing each other all over the place! I haven't seen a red-headed here for decades.

Other birds today:
Baltimore Orioles - 5 (2 stunning orange-black males, 3 in various stages of dress)
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks - 18 (12M/6F) I'm kind of shocked by this number. 
Gold Finches - 17 (mostly male) I'm kind of shocked by this number, too.
House Finches - 5 (2M/3F)
Purple Finches - 5 (F)
Catbirds - 2
Blue Jays - down to 7, after having 12-14 marauding throughout our property for the past week
Eastern Towhee - 1 (M)
White-throated Sparrow - 7
Song Sparrow - 1
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1 (M)
Mourning Dove - 1
Cardinal - 2 (M/F)
Black-capped Chickadees - 5
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1 (M)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 (M)
Pileated Woodpecker - 1 (M)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - (M) 
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1 (F)
Hairy Woodpecker - 2 (M/F)
Downy Woodpecker - 2 (M/F)
Eastern Bluebird - 1 (F)
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1 (M)
Nashville Warbler - 1 (M)
Crows - 3

I know I missed a bunch of birds because I was caught up in watching the Red-headed Woodpeckers as much as possible! We had them on the farm when I was growing up. This is better than the Townsend's Solitary or Tufted Titmouse visits!

Molly Jo Miller
Inver Grove Hts,
Dakota Co.


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