[Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker "invasion"-- further thoughts

wheelermombi at comcast.net wheelermombi at comcast.net
Tue Oct 5 20:21:27 PDT 2010

Hi Roger and Tweeters, 

I've seen them actively feeding young off of  Oak Creek Rd ., just as you suggested, as well as off of Umtanum Rd. and also along Hwy 142 in the Klickitat area between mile post 21 & 22.

Lonnie Somer


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Moyer" <rogermoyer1 at hotmail.com>
To: "wilson cady" <gorgebirds at juno.com>, contopus at telus.net
Cc: dennispaulson at comcast.net, "tweeters" <tweeters at u.washington.edu>, llsdirons at msn.com, steve at paradisebirding.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 6:24:56 PM
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker "invasion"--  further thoughts

I would expect that Lewis's Woodpeckers are nesting in the lower part of Oak Creek Canyon on Hwy 12 just west of Yakima. It is comprised of oak woodlands. Last year I counted nearly 30 of them in only about an hour. This was in a strech of about 3/4th of a mile along the road.  This August I counted 15-18 in the same area.  And this was in about 30 minutes in the middle of the day.  I didn't do a through count by any strech of the imagination. So I would second Wilson's comments about the birds nesting in oak woodlands.

Roger Moyer
Chehalis, WA

From: gorgebirds at juno.com
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 21:43:41 +0000
To: contopus at telus.net
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Lewis's Woodpecker "invasion"-- further thoughts
CC: dennispaulson at comcast.net; tweeters at u.washington.edu; llsdirons at msn.com; steve at paradisebirding.com

Wayne Weber wrote in part: Although there are good numbers in winter in oak-woodland parts of Klickitat County, my impression is that they don’t breed in those areas. (Somebody please correct me if I’m wrong!) I know there are good numbers that breed around Fort Simcoe (Yakima Co.), but I’m not sure if they winter regularly in that locality.

 Wayne and Tweeters,

Lewis's Woodpeckers do nest in the Klickitat County oak woodlands , I have found numerous nests sites over the years.

Wilson Cady
Washougal, WA

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