Fun Friday: Hangin’




While in Everglades NP this winter, I came across this Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus), hanging upside-down from a tree along the Anhinga Trail, just hanging out: Sex of this bird can be determined by it’s midcrown color … males have a red midcrown, while the female has a tan midcrown. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D […]

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Pileated Woodpecker




Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) are seemingly huge woodpeckers that I run across quite frequently when I kayak. Everything about them seems large … their long necks, their long tails, their large crests, their thick beaks, and their call. While drifting in the kayak, I often hear them before I see them. Quite colorful, too! Photography […]

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Here’s Woody!




On my travels between Ding Darling NWR and the Everglades NP, I stopped for a brief trip around the boardwalk of Corkscrew Swamp, just outside Naples, Florida. There was not a lot going on in the swamp, but did find a few Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus). This is a rather large woodpecker that is always […]

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Shafted Again … Yellow, That Is




Among the species of birds congregating around our birdfeeders and holly bushes right now, are the Norther Flickers (Colaptes auratus).  And the one found in our area is the yellow-shafted variety. In these images, you can clearly see the yellow feathers that signify the yellow-shafted flickers. When cold weather settles in, our feeders get very […]

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My Favorite Red Head




Some images caught from the kayak a few years ago, at one of my favorite local kayak locations:           Red-headed Woodpeckers (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) are one of my favorite local birds to find. When captured in good lighting, they are so lovely. These images are more examples of being able to get […]

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One of My Regular Visitors




One of my regular visitors at my birdfeeders:         This male Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a very regular visitor to my suet feeder. He will fly in to the feeder (under my covered front porch), peck away at the suet cake until he has a beakful, then flies to this tree […]

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