Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Pileated Woodpecker on the Golf Course

I stood in my courtyard and watched this big beautiful Pileated Woodpecker the other day.

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He seems to have found something good to eat at the base of the tree.

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You just never know what might be under a leaf or two! Peck Peck!!!

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But then there might be something better up in the tree.

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Is it worth it to make the climb?

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Looks like a lot of effort!

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Maybe it would be more fun to play a round of golf!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

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Have fun and enjoy your weekend!

(Have you noticed how many ‘talking birds’ there are here in Florida?)

27 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

Great photo's and I love the wording on your captions too ...

Wishing you a good weekend

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great captions and series of woodie photos. I love the Pileated Woodpecker, always an awesome bird to see.

The woodies do love the peanuts.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the post and those Woodpecker's. Hear them at the lake but never see them. Blessings Francine.

Susie said...

Diane, I love your "talking" birds. You crack me up girl. I would love to see a woodpecker like that . We have hairy back woodpeckers and yellow bellied sap suckers..sort like a wood pecker I guess. We have red-headed woodpeckers too. Actually when we moved here we had a tree that was a woodpecker condo...so many holes in it. We had that tree removed. Glad you are enjoying life around you there in Florida. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Diane said...

How cool! Those birds are so interesting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photos! Birds are so much fun to watch.

Linda Kay said...

Great pictures of "Woody". Fun to watch him.

Patsy said...

I have only seen this bird one time, when we lived in Texas.
Great post!

Linda H said...

Have you ever wondered if woodpeckers get headaches from all that pecking?

Maggie Ann said...

How cute he is....and what a talker! I loved your post. That woodpecker is one handsome fellow!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

A bunch of chatterboxes in the sunshine state.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, he is a beauty, Diane. I see lots of woodpeckers at the trail, and they look a bit different than this. Our have a red round head, and this one looks like "woody woodpecker." He's so cute.

~Sheri

Linda said...

Oh, he is gorgeous!

BeachGypsy said...

hi Diane, that was a neat post. You got some good pictures! Speaking of woodpeckers...have you heard of the "Lord God" bird? I first read about it in a Eugenie Price novel. (have you read her---love her books---historical/romance novels with a Christian slant--the ones I've read seem to all be set in the 1700s and 1800s in Savannah and the deep South) and then I recently read some more about it and it really is a real bird. They are supposed to be very big. I think they said they are in the forests in florida and south carolina....but not sure. I know some of those woodpeckers are very rare and we always have bird watchers out here in the most remote areas searching for some kind of woodpecker that is supposed to be extinct....but there have been sightings. And now they are offering a big reward to anyone who sees and can document one. Interesting stuff. Hope you are having a real nice weekend! It's cooled some here......such a nice reversal from last week's sweltering temps! Mercy it was HOT

DUTA said...

The small body of the bird on the big trunk of the tree, the black and red colors of the woodpecker on the green background of the tree - beautiful!
Your photos are of professional quality and the captions are smart.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotos!!!

Mary Cromer said...

I think Pileated Woodeckers are such fun to watch and you did a great job with capturing this one doing what they do best. Miss you...Hugs~

handmade by amalia said...

The most industrious of birds.
Amalia
xo

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Awesome photos of the pileated woodpecker. I love watching them and listening to them when they visit our garden.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've never seen one of these great woodpeckers but have seen how quickly they can turn a rotting tree trunk to sawdust!

Carla from The River said...

Great photos :-)
Have a Happy Father's Day.
xx oo
Carla

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They are so neat. I haven't seen one in Tampa in a couple years *pouty face*

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Beautiful my friend. I've gotten a few pictures of pileated woodpeckers - but never this clear or this close. What a glorious bird. Hope you have a grand week ahead my dear.

Sam I Am...... said...

Beautiful photos of your woodpecker!

Joy H said...

Wow I have never seen one close up. Only heard them when we have gone camping. You really got some beautiful shots. ;)
Joy @ Books and Life

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your camera sure takes amazing shots. That's one beautiful bird. My "Josie" prefers older cartoons and her absolute favorite cartoon is Woody Woodpecker. She'd love to see your post.

Terra Hangen said...

Woodpeckers are all handsome and your Pileated Woodpecker is the most handsome, I think. I can't imagine how you take such closeup bird photos.