A quiet day for birds in early September. A woodpecker, a great horned owl and a quick peek at a hummingbird.
Lots of squirrels around. The one in the bottom shot had a big bot fly bite on his side.
I found the real “Peter Cottontail” on the trail.
Creepy spiders just in time for Halloween.
I think this woodpecker was working on a nest.
Flowers and bugs at the Botanical Gardens in Largo, Florida in July.
Red bellied woodpecker
Yellow crowned night heron
My favorite little titmouses.
A young mockingbird
Juvenile little blue heron in a sea of green and purple.
Curious baby great horned owls from high up in a pine tree.
A few birds in June at Chesnut Park.
My favorite little titmouse coming to check me out.
My next favorite blue-gray gnatcatchers. They would be my favorite but they are so annoying the way they don’t sit still for a second.
Other usual birds at the park: white eyed vireo, cardinal, eastern phoebe, female red winged blackbird and the always present red bellied woodpecker.
It’s hard to ignore the cute squirrels.
Stuff at Chesnut Park in early January.
The little titmouse are so cute. They are very curious.
The titmouse was watching the yellow throated warbler going by.
A very young red bellied woodpecker. He hasn’t got his red feathers on his head yet.
A lady cardinal with a snack.
Camouflage at it’s best. There’s a little green heron in the middle of the picture. You can barely see him hiding in the reeds near the water.
A late moorhen family hanging around the dock.
A shadow hanging upside down.
A few birds at Chesnut Park in mid-September.
Linking to Saturday’s Critters
I saw this red bellied woodpecker up in a tree right on the lake at Crescent Lake Park in downtown St. Petersburg. It looks like his beak is curled up. He seemed to be working on a nest. He looked healthy. I guess as long as he can get the bugs with his tongue, he’s okay.
Another woodpecker across the lake.
An interesting find at Crescent Lake Park.