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Dec 29 2021
male, adult, outside normal range
Constance Bay - A few Black-backs venture south of their boreal habitat in winter but they remain a rare visitor. They are usually found in forests with red or jack pine and work on dead or dying trees. I have seen a few and heard more over the years but never had a chance to get decent photos. This bird took hours to track down but in the end I got plenty of good shots. However, getting the forehead patch of the male to show was extremely challenging. If you don't see it, the bird looks like a female.
Dec 30 2021
Feb 26 2015
female, adult
Ottawa - after five failed attempts to locate this bird in Ottawa I was finally successful. It has been a good winter for them.
Mar 1 2015
Oct 21 2012
After 30 years of birdwatching, my first sighting of a Black-backed Woodpecker. I thought it was a Hairy flying in, but the call was quite different. Seen at the Calvaire d'Oka provincial park.
Oct 22 2012
Oct 21 2012
Seen at Oka Provincial Park
Oct 22 2012
Black-backed woodpecker,
This photo was taken late in the day.
I could clearly see his yellow crown but was unable to photograph it.
Morgan arboretum,
Nov 22 2009