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Munchkin
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Olive Woodpecker

Unread postby Munchkin » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:36 pm

Having just returned from a wet long weekend at Wilderness NP, Ebb & Flow camp, I am so happy to report that we saw an Olive Woodpecker on our visit. My question to the rest of you seasoned birder's is if this woodpecker is a common sighting. I do acknowledge that my Newmans indicates that it is a common resident. :redface: For us new birders, it was a major score!
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Re: Olive Woodpecker

Unread postby Malles » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:16 pm

Munchkin wrote:Having just returned from a wet long weekend at Wilderness NP, Ebb & Flow camp, I am so happy to report that we saw an Olive Woodpecker on our visit. My question to the rest of you seasoned birder's is if this woodpecker is a common sighting. For us new birders, it was a major score!

Congatulations! I have read multiple reports of people seeing the OWP at EBb&Flow although it is more common at the big tree at Woodville. It is one of my real bogey birds. After 30-40 hours of birding over many days and many visits, I have never seen it there. Did pick up the Knysna Woodpecket at one occasion though.


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