Month: March 2012

Common Mergansers: A Splash of Color

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator What type of creature created this series of splashes on the surface of the Red Clay Creek? Image by Derek Stoner, March 2, 2012. Not only have Wood Ducks provided an interesting show along the Red Clay Creek recently, but there is also another display being made by waterfowl visiting the Red Clay Valley. Male …

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Middle Run Bird Walk Highlight: Pileated Woodpecker

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator A male Pileated Woodpecker excavates a cavity (potentially for a nest) at Middle Run Natural Area. Image by Derek Stoner, March 6, 2012. The inspiration for the famous Woody Woodpecker laugh used to give voice to the cartoon character is a bird that lives in our local woodlands:  the Pileated Woodpecker.  …

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