Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Woodpecker Blitz by OFNC

Dec 28, 2014

Jon Ruddy organized four groups to head out to the best locations.  There were three in the west end led by himself, Chris Traynor and Gillian Mastromatteo.  A fourth group worked the east end trails with Jamie Spence. 

We went out with Gillian to Lime Kiln and Jack Pine Trails.  Also with us was Rachelle.  The Lime Kiln trail was dead, so we headed over to Jack Pine, which was also pretty quiet.  We finally got a few Downies and a Pileated inside a tree near the parking lot.  John's group had much better luck off West Hunt Club, so we quickly checked there to try and get a lifer Black-backed for Rachelle - but no luck.  Chris's group also found a couple of Black-backs, but Jamie's group struck out too.  Part of his group, with Rick in the lead, went to Grimes in Aylmer on the way home and got the Three-toed!  After the compilation at McDonalds, we headed over to Osprey Cres. in Kanata to look for one of Chris's Black-backs, but we only saw the tree it had been working.

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