Just couldn’t resist this face

A pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers are reportedly building a nest in this dead tree, and I just had to photograph the handsome dad poking his head out of the nest cavity! He didn’t oblige me by flying, just surveyed the neighborhood for several minutes and then disappeared back inside. Red-bellied Woodpeckers are found throughout the […]

It’s RWBB Nesting Time Again

“The Red-winged Blackbird is known for aggressively defending its territory from intruders.” (Smithsonian Birds of Florida, p. 355). The handsome males are especially vigilant at this time of year, and will make lots of noise to ward off humans as well as other birds if they approach a nesting area too closely. The slightly smaller, […]

Morning stroll after hurricane clean-up

Back in early November, I visited Circle B Bar Ranch a few days after they’d re-opened following the Hurricane Ian closure and clean-up. The usual beautiful Osprey and Red-shouldered Hawks were out celebrating the clear blue skies. The familiar Limpkins and Great Blue Herons patrolled the trails, stepping gingerly over the fallen branches, entangled in […]