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Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

I am totally thrilled to have found a colony of woodpeckers just outside the gates of the development where I now live.  I took these pictures from the street of an area of huge, ancient Pines.  Some of these trees are mere shells of trunks and limbs.  These trees have become a home to Red-headed Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and possibly, some Hairy Woodpeckers.

I am including a picture I snapped of what likely is a Hairy Woodpecker in flight (very small light-colored woodpecker flying from dead tree).   Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures.  The trees where these woodpeckers live are on private fenced-in property, and are a long way from the street.  I took some of these pictures during the first week of May, 2013, and also on June 2, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Hairy Woodpecker?

Hairy Woodpecker?

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Comments on: "A Florida Woodpecker Wednesday" (11)

  1. oh, i know you love your woodpeckers! yay!!!

    • Hi Theresa, I did the happy dance when we discovered this spot. It is right outside one of the gates to this large development and about 1-1/2 miles from my house. Have a great day today and another good one tomorrow. Thanks for your always appreciated comments!

  2. I love the woodpeckers too! Especially the redhead! Beautiful photos. Have a happy day!

  3. Amazing!!!!! So many in one place! AND it looks like a family of red-headeds!!

    • Hi Ginny, I hope you are feeling much better today. I look at these snaggy, old, chewed-up wrecks of pine trees, and think “Woodpecker condo”. Ha! Have a super good day today and a really nice Thurs. tomorrow!

  4. Wow—lots of woodpeckers in one place. We have one Red-headed that comes frequently to the feeder (loves the peanuts in a shell)—but not sure if it’s only one of them –or several coming at different times… The males and females look alike –so who knows!!!!! ha

    Thanks for showing off your woodpeckers… Neat.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, I bet you have a pair at your feeder. Outstanding! I do miss seeing the occasional Flicker or Pileated but I have read where these do live in FL. I guess it just is a matter of finding where they are at. I will be taking in some of the light-weight lawn furniture tomorrow here just in case with the Tropical Storm Andrea on the way. I don’t expect trouble. I have been in a cat. 1 hurricane and another tropical storm so I am a veteran. Ha! Best to be aware and keep safe. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  5. That bird is well named! I’m glad you have them down there too!

  6. I have one that comes to my house every day. I live near downtown Clearwater. He comes in and feeds-on the ground- with all the blue jays, doves, squirrels, and cardinals.

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