Chirps and Cheeps

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  Red-headed Woodpeckers and Rails at Montezuma

Published: August 27, 2015
Tags: General Observations, Virginia Rail, Red-headed Woodpecker

Celeste, Greg Lawrence, Ethan Gyllenhaal, and I made a big day of it at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.  I think we saw somewhere close to 90 species for the day, including a couple of phalaropes (Red-necked and Wilson's) and a nice Buff-breasted Sandpiper that Ethan picked out as it ran across his scope view.

Most sightings were distant but I did manage a few photos of a young Virginia Rail and a couple of the Red-headed Woodpeckers we saw near the end of the day.

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Young Virginia Rail

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Virginia Rail

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Red-headed Woodpecker

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Red-headed Woodpecker

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Red-headed Woodpecker

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Red-headed Woodpecker



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