A pair of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers caught my eye this morning at the lovely huge wild St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge here on the “Forgotten Coast” of Florida. We got to the refuge fairly late this morning and it was quite warm. Fortunately it was not raining. I have never before seen a Red-cockaded Woodpecker.
These woodpeckers are native to the Southeastern states and are fairly rarely seen birds. Like many woodpeckers, the Red-cocaded Woodpeckers dine on insects and occasionally berries and nuts. They live mostly in hollowed out sections of tall pine trees. I am thrilled to have spotted them.
By the way, I recommend the Carabelle Beach RV Resort if you ever want to stay in the area (no I am not receiving any discount for the mention and do not have any affiliation with the business). Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger photo. Enjoy!