A chickadee hanging on the moss. He was picking the bugs off the moss.
I found these two woodpeckers that were eating peanuts from the ground at the bottom of a cypress tree near the main trail at Chesnut Park. I don’t know if someone left them there for the birds or if the woodpeckers stashed them there before. They both kept coming down, grabbing a peanut and then going up the tree and eating it. They did this several times.
Heading home, I was driving down the road in the right lane when this swallow tail kite cruised really low right in front of me. I turned into a neighborhood and pulled over and got out as the kite was cruising around. He was circling low all over the neighborhood and then took a dive behind some trees.
When he was visible again he had a lizard in his talons. At this point he started heading out of the neighborhood and across the busy road. It was fun seeing him cruising so low.
I love the woodpecker photos, they do love the peanuts. Awesome series on the Swallow-tailed Kite. They are beautiful birds. Great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy 4th of July weekend!
The birds are so beautiful. I love those woodpeckers, they are different from the ones I see here!
I love the Kites! And you got some fantastic photos of this one. They are so graceful and beautiful!
Nice photos of the woodpecker biting peanut. Great flight shots too.