Mohegan Lake Legal Defense Fund

History of this site

This site was originally set up to fight 3 of 5 zoning variances proposed by the FBC development at Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Ave that eliminates two single family homes while nearly quadrupling the parking and occupancy loads of the old Lakeland Jewish Center. That effort failed and the application is currently before the Planning Board.

While Save Mohegan Lake will continue to update you on that issue, we are moving on to all issues affecting the lake, such as Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meetings, agenda and budget. This site is not an official mouthpiece for MLID, but some updates will be provided on this site; the official site is located here.

We do it all here, so long as it's Mohegan Lake related. Feel free to submit comments, content, garage sale notices, police blotters, PSA's, essays on the virtues of our 105 acre ice rink, rants, raves, etc... We love it all.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pileated Woodpecker

I saw this fellow in my yard this morning. He or she makes quite a sound when striking the tree. The sound gets better toward the end of the video I took, below.  I was surprised by how large this bird is. Now it has me worried that may be a sign that tree is dead or ailing (hopefully that's a nesting hole and not a feeding hole--they feed on termites in dead wood). We sure are blessed here in Mohegan Lake with an abundance of birds like pileated woodpeckers and large blue heron.  A great resource to identify and learn more about birds is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  They even have recorded  sounds of different calls the birds make.

If you have any good  pictures of birds you've seen around the lake, please push them to me and I'll put them up here.
Pileated Woodpecker Photo
Pileated Woodpecker: Image courtesy of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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