Tag Archives: Woodpecker

Red Bellied Woodpecker – Gender differences

A dead palm tree on a vacant lot down the street has attracted a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers who have decided to nest there.  It may not be a good choice since the owners have just had a dock and … Continue reading

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Comparisons Nikon V1 with 30-110, 70-300 VR and 70-200 VR with TC-17E

This morning was bright, cold and windy. On my morning walk, I passed the palm snag and noticed the Red-Bellied Woodpecker trying to stay warm on the sunny side of the snag and out of the wind. I figured he … Continue reading

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A couple more from the Palm Snag

In the last post, I included a shot of an Osprey using a nearby palm snag as a lookout post and snack bar. That same snag houses a pair of Red-Bellied Woodpeckers in their new nest and a pair of … Continue reading

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Snags are home too.

A snag is a dead tree that is still standing or has recently fallen. They may be dead as trees but can support an abundance of life. Plenty of insects to feed the hungry birds but they are also nesting … Continue reading

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Pileated Woodpecker Gender Differences

We have a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers – Dryocopus pileatus building a nest in the vacant lot next to the Punta Gorda History Park.  I noticed them while looking at the Great Horned Owls.  These usually shy birds were so … Continue reading

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An hour at the Punta Gorda History Park

I decided to take a walk around the history park this morning just to see what the activity was like.  There are no eagles on the nest this year but still plenty of other activity around. This Grackle was sitting … Continue reading

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I think that Red-bellied Woodpecker followed me home

At least, it sure looks that way.  After finding the Red-belly across town I came home to hear one calling out his territory right on our cul-de-sac.  The first place I saw him was up in the palm tree in … Continue reading

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