Dec 27, 2014
We were up at Grand lac des Cèdres on a day trip, and were not expecting to see any rare birds. But hey, while walking over to visit friends, Barbara heard the tapping of a woodpecker. It was low down on the trunk, and it only took a second to see that it was a Black-backed Woodpecker. A rare sighting indeed, part of an apparent irruption this winter.