Random things at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
There wasn’t many birds when I was there in late May. You can always find brown thrashers there but the kestral was the first time I had seen one here.
After leaving the botanical gardens, I headed over for a quick stop at Largo Nature Preserve to see how the flickers were doing. I got there right as Mom was feeding the babies. I love that flash of red on the back of Mom’s head.
Mom left and the babies kept poking their heads out of the hole. This was probably right before they fledged.They looked fully grown at this point.
The red bellied woodpecker was still hanging around the hole in the tree next door. They will probably nest later in the summer.