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Manatee Springs State Park, Part 1

Nine-banded Armadillo

Nine-banded Armadillo

White-tailed Deer; Nine-banded Armadillos; a Juvenile Little Blue Heron; a Great Egret; a Double-crested Cormorant, a chatty Red-bellied Woodpecker, and an enormous migratory flock of Turkey Vultures were spotted at the lovely Manatee Springs State Park near Chiefland, Florida on November 8, 2016.  Sorry to say, I did not see a single Manatee.  I think it is probably too early in the season for Manatee sightings here.

This beautiful little Florida State Park is on the shoreline of the Manatee Spring and also the Suwanee River.  There is a very nice campground and the park also has a canoe and Kayak rental program also with a nice launch area and small concession stand restaurant.  People may swim in the 72 degree spring but there is no lifeguard service.  I chose not to swim as it was too cool for that.  I will conclude my series about this park on Monday with my next post.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Cypress Tree "Knees"

Cypress Tree “Knees”

 

The Suwanee River

The Suwanee River

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Manatee Spring

Manatee Spring

It’s Woodpecker Wednesday!

DSC_3829 - Version 2I spotted this chatty Red-bellied Woodpecker in my backyard Live Oak Tree this past weekend.  It was playing peek-a-boo with me and I only got a quick few snaps taken before the bird flew off to other places.  I rarely see woodpeckers in my trees so I was thrilled when this one visited!  Hopefully, I will see it or its friends again.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Woodpecker Wednesday: A Red-bellied Woodpecker on a Rail Fence

This Red-bellied Woodpecker was hunting for insects, likely Ants, in the crevices of a low wooden rail fence at a small park I visited on Monday afternoon.  The birds and animals at this park, probably see people all the time, which is why the bird was so close to where the parking lot and people were on this occasion.

This bird was not in any way concerned about anything other than catching its meal!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger photograph.  Enjoy!

A Woodpecker Wednesday Extravaganza!

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Male Downey Woodpecker

Male Downy Woodpecker

Here are some pictures of both a Red-bellied Woodpecker, and a tiny male Downy Woodpecker that were here on my street this last week.  I saw that Red-bellied Woodpecker across the street in my neighbor’s tree and on their home (I shooed it away gently as it was drumming on the metal flashing of the eves).

The Downy Woodpecker was looking for insects on my Magnolia Tree.  I love all of the woodpeckers and was just thrilled to see both of the birds here!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that picture. Enjoy!

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Woodpecker Wednesday: A Busy Red-Bellied Woodpecker

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I photographed this Red-bellied Woodpecker as it went from tree to tree in the yards near my home on May 10, 2015.  It was among a large group of songbirds that arrived together and feasted on rather plentiful insects in the trees.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Woodpecker Wednesday: A Red-bellied Woodpecker in Dunnellon, FL

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I spotted this Red-bellied Woodpecker at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, Florida on April 17, 2015.  The chatty busy and absolutely wonderful bird was pecking away on a broken limb in a huge Oak.  This Oak Tree was along the pond trail on the back side of the pond away from the bike trail.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Woodpecker Wednesday

Male Pileated Woodpecker

Male Pileated Woodpecker

A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, a Red-bellied Woodpecker, and a Downy Woodpecker were all spotted at Blue Run Park in Dunnellon, Florida, on February 16, 2015.  I also saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker at the Dutton Island Preserve near Jacksonville, Florida, on February 11, 2015; and a Downy Woodpecker at the Guana River State Park on Highway A-1A between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida on February 12, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Female Pileated Woodpecker

Female Pileated Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

 

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker

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