Wood stork high up in the tree. He was all alone.
Red bellied woodpecker has a big nut. I think he was hiding it in the hole.
Pileated woodpecker on a utility pole. These birds have done a lot of damage to the poles there. You can see where they try to patch them up but the woodpeckers just move and create new holes.
A lone female wood duck. I found her in a small pond behind the old butterfly garden.
Red bellied woodpecker and easter phoebe were sitting in the same tree. I could hear the phoebe singing from across the lake.
Wild monk parakeet hanging on a pole. There’s a small flock that always seem to be around the gardens.
I finally made it over to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo after trying the weekend before and getting deterred by a huge crowd coming for an event. This Saturday morning it was quiet. I could even hear that phoebe singing all morning. There wasn’t anything unusual there. But still, it was a nice morning out and I got a good 2 hour walk in.
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Excellent series, love the woodpeckers!
Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
What a lovely group of shots, I like the top photo of the wood stork. very interesting blog you have and beautiful, lovely shots. cheers
Wonderful series. I love the wood stork and the woodpeckers.
Beautiful birds. Would love to see a pileated woodpecker around here. Those poor storks are kinda homely, but make for an interesting photo.
Great pictures of the woodpeckers
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I love that shot of the stork!
Great shot of the Pileated – hey who’s bothered if the phone lines go down when you get pictures like that?
I had fun watching those creatures!
I thought the Red Bellied Woodpecker looked very much like a Gila Woodpecker at first. From Findlay
A great series of photos. Those Woodpeckers must do an enormous amount of damage to the utility poles.
Great collection of birds and photos, Dina! I love the parakeet!
Looks like you had a wonderful day of birding with many wonderful finds!
Love the detail you captured on the stork and that lovely sky behind him!
A pileated made a huge whole in our deck last spring but his close presence gave me a great photo op. 🙂
The stork is rather ugly, but cool looking at the same time. Your woodpecker photos are fantastic! I’d love to get a photo of a Pileated Woodpecker!
Having seen the holes that the Pileateds can make I’m surprised that the poles are still made of wood! South Australia is famous (in a limited way) for having concrete poles – but this is to make them fire proof.
Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW
Stewart M – Melbourne