[Mnbird] RHWP

Karen Larson kslarson29 at gmail.com
Mon May 16 06:07:49 CDT 2022


I am loving all the birds I have at my feeders this year, but the reason is
none of my neighbors are feeding because of the news media telling people
not to feed birds.  I wonder if one of you with authority could let the
news media know it's okay to feed?

Thanks - Karen Larson, St Cloud

On Sun, May 15, 2022 at 9:28 PM Trisha * via Mnbird <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>
wrote:

> Hi Mary Ann,
> I’m surprised you haven’t seen them prior as they migrate North to the UMN
> Ecosystem Science Reserve and I would think they would pass through Lino.
> I’m in East Bethel, right by the preserve, so I’m lucky they visit my
> feeders regularly. I’m a volunteer on the project and we are currently
> collecting tracking information to learn where they overwinter in the years
> they migrate (some overwinter here, some leave, each year is a bit
> different; something else we’re learning!). If you see more, keep an eye
> out for backpacks (GPS trackers) and leg bands!
>
> When I zoom in on your picture, it appears the bird may have bands. Could
> you check your husband’s pictures and see if any of them show bands? I
> would be so curious as to if we can identify this individual!
>
> ~Trisha
>
> > On May 15, 2022, at 1:36 PM, MARY ANN MCDOUGAL via Mnbird <
> mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > At 6:45 this morn (5-15-22) I happened to look out the kitchen window
> and the first thing I could say to myself was “WHAT?”
> > In the 47 years I’ve lived on this property I have never seen a Red
> Headed Woodpecker here. It was in the feeder eating sunflower hearts. It
> has been beck several times so we have lots of photos. My husband took this
> one about noon.
> >
> > Mary Ann
> > SW Lino Lakes
> > Anoka Co.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > <DSC05464.jpeg>
> >
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