Spy on a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers for six weeks during the breeding season -- and fall in love at first flight! See how the male and female divvy up the labor of incubating, hatching/brooding, and feeding their young. It’s a surprisingly suspenseful story.
Carrie Crompton is an apprentice in the Master Naturalist program at Goodwin State Forest. She discovered a pair of pileated woodpeckers nesting near her home in Andover, CT, and filmed their activities with a videocam aimed at the nest hole on a daily basis for six weeks, until the young fledged. The resulting 45-minute video gives the viewer a sense of being present in the forest, seeing the birds while remaining unseen by them.
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This free event is sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).