I stopped to see the bird on my way to Bunker Hill for ASM Spring Meeting.
What a great place! The staff is enjoying the big todo and being warm
hosts. There is a lineup of big lenses and happy birders at the observation
area. The woodpecker is coming regularly to suet and peanut feeders along
with a good assortment of other birds like Towhee and Grosbeak. It's a
beautiful nature center off the beaten path, worth a day trip.

June Newman

On Wed, May 1, 2019, 4:35 PM Kevin Wehner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Not a Missouri bird, but might be worth chasing. A Lewis' Woodpecker has
> been seen on 5/1 at Ballard Nature Center in Altamont, IL. The nature
> center closes at 4 p.m., but the feeders are still visible from the parking
> lot. There's a photo on Facebook:
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