Tag Archives: downy woodpecker

High up in the trees.

High up in the trees, I found a red shoulder hawk and a northern parula. There were also lots of woodpeckers in the trees, a pileated and two downys. Someone had left some seed on the boardwalk. The cardinal was … Continue reading

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The usual suspects

At Chesnut Park in late November.

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Beauties and Beasts

A juvenile little blue heron in the swamp. A very young night heron. Another young little blue heron across the lake. Trying to blend in. A downy woodpecker working on a hole. “This tree smells funny.” It looks like fall, … Continue reading

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Beauties and some beasts.

I saw this little froggie hopping around near the boardwalk. I rarely see them at all in the parks much less see them hop.  They usually hide pretty well. Then I realized it was because this guy was heading towards … Continue reading

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Some new things at the Botanical Gardens

I think these are both a 5 stripe skink. This is the first time I’ve been able to get a shot of one. The top one is a juvenile and the bottom is an adult male. Tiny critters in the … Continue reading

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Lots of little birds and a few big ones

Black and white warblers are hard to get. They stay close to the trunk in the shade. Downy woodpeckers usually let you get pretty close. Yellow throated warblers always stay up high. This one was hiding under a palm leaf. … Continue reading

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Nothing but skeeters at Honeymoon Island in December

And this eastern towhee. I don’t see these very often. Catbirds are very common here. It’s common to see a kestrel high up in a tree. The eagle is on the nest. I’ve heard that the rangers have reported there … Continue reading

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Pretty birds doing everyday things.

A purple gallinule shining through the reeds. A pretty common yellowthroat in the shade. A cute grebe floating around. A little blue heron taking a gulp. A red-eyed vireo being shy. A downy woodpecker high up in a tree. A … Continue reading

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A woodpecker and grebe walk into a bar…..

No, seriously. A downy woodpecker and a pied grebe show up at the lake at the Largo Nature Preserve. I was taking pictures of the grebe when I heard a banging noise behind me. The downy woodpecker was only a … Continue reading

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A very quiet morning out

Two pictures of the same bird in different lighting. A downy woodpecker being cute. A young northern thrasher with a tiny bug in his beak. A blue jay with something in his beak. Climbing the fern ladder. Hiding behind a … Continue reading

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