[wisb] Another Black-backed Woodpecker nest, Vilas Co.

I had the pleasure of aiding Jeff Rusinow to his Lifer Black-backed 
Woodpecker in Vilas Co.  I say aiding because Jeff first spotted the 
nesting cavity from which a nearly fledged male Black-backed Woodpecker 
called.  This young bird begged so loudly we both heard it first while 
driving by on Highway 45 north of Conover.  Waiting about 20 minutes at 
the nesting cavity, we were rewarded with a striking male Black-backed 
repeatedly feeding the youngster. The nest I found about four weeks ago 
is abandoned with no Black-backed found in a search of the surrounding area.

Other birds found:

Boreal Chickadee 1.
Evening Grosbeak 1.

Blueberries and Serviceberries are ripening up North.  BUT, a prodigious 
number of  Deer Flies and Ticks are there to greet you though mosquitoes 
are fewer.


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Joe Schaufenbuel
5676 Regent St.
Stevens Point
Portage County, WI 54481
(715) 345-2788

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, 
the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 
'Eureka!' (I found it) but 'That's funny...'"
--Isaac Asimov

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