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Birds of Bolin Creek shared by Mary Sonis

It was a windy overcast day. It was not a good birding day. The sun wouldn’t shine on the trees, but the birds didn’t care if it wasn’t the day for pictures. They were feeling the change in the air…and … Continue reading

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Pileated Fever in Bolin Forest

From the Carrboro Citizen Mill, By Mary Parker Sonis Now is the time for sighting pileated woodpeckers in the Bolin Creek Forest. The branches are bare of leaves and the largest woodpecker in North America can be seen daily, excavating … Continue reading

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Pileated Woodpecker – Ready To Fly

This may be our last chance to see the Pileated Woodpecker.  It is mid May and the fledging is ready to leave the nest.  It is her habit to perch at the edge of the cavity and watch the world … Continue reading

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The Pileated Woodpeckers Carry On

The Pileated family has faced some heavy obstacles. They have chased off Vultures and lost a nestling. Today things seemd a bit more hopeful. The Mom arrived, and although she was wary, she did eventually enter the nest and feed … Continue reading

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The Pileated Woodpecker – A Loss

I went to the Pileated Tree today and saw the male Pileated by the nest cavity. He called for a few minutes and then went in to feed the nestlings. He did not come out a minute later as I … Continue reading

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The Pileated Woodpecker-Strange Visitor

Part 3 in our Pileated Woodpecker series. See part 1 and part 2 if you missed them. The Atmosphere was different today at the nest. It was loud. The parents were calling to each other and hovering. Their calls held … Continue reading

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The Pileated Woodpecker – Brooding

Every day I visit our Woodpecker family. From April 14 through April 23, the routine does not vary. These are the long quiet days of brooding the eggs. The parents take turns on the nest, with the female doing the … Continue reading

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Discovering the Pileated Woodpecker Family

Save Bolin Creek intends to publish a feature series that highlights interesting wildlife in the Bolin Creek Valley. This one is by Mary Sonis. It is a quiet April day by Bolin Creek. The tadpoles are resting by the edge … Continue reading

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