Friday, September 29, 2023

Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway

 Most of my hikes take place on the Greenway. 

It's close to my house and there are several trailheads where I can park to start a hike. I'm over 100 hikes for this year!

Pileated Woodpecker

I love these big noisy woodpeckers!

There are 3 trailheads less than 5 miles from me so it's quick and easy to drive over for a hike on the paved trail or on the many primitive trails in the forest. 

And some of the trails have birds and critters that the other sections don't have. (or I don't see!)

So I thought I would share some of the sights I've seen over the past couple of weeks of hiking the Greenway. 

The weather has improved and I'm back to hiking just about every other day. It sure feels great!

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker juvenile

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker (back)

Red headed Woodpecker juvenile

Warbler (pine warbler I think)

And last but not least, Rufous-sided Towhees.

Florida towhees have the pale eye!

I saw about 6 of these birds flitting around.

They were a family of Towhees!

I named this one Scruffy!

We found a lot of these trails by going on the internet and searching and a few we found using google maps. 

I hope you can find places close to your home to get out in nature. It's fun to do the research online!

 It's a great time of the year to get outside.
Is it good hiking weather where you live too?

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

  and Mosaic Monday HERE !  


Tom said...

...Diane, a fabulous collection. The woodpeckers are my favorites, I like red.

MadSnapper said...

the towhees are so cute and adorable, I have not seen them before. we are still hot/humid here, my close by is 10 miles, there are 3, but I don't like going by myself. plus its a 20 to 30 minute drive

Irma said...

What a great series of photos and collages these are.
The different types of woodpeckers are really fantastic, the Florida towhees are also great to see.
I enjoyed your photos.
I wish you a very good weekend.
Greetings Irma

Ed Rosack said...

You are very fortunate to live so close to the greenway.

Wonderful photos in this post - well done!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos of the woodpeckers. It's great that you hike often. Keep it up!

BeachGypsy said...

Oh Diane!! Those shots of the pleated woodpecker!!--- love those! They seem so BIG AND STRONG. Love that first picture. We're able to porch sit alot more now without burning up and sweating -- its getting a little cooler! Yay!have a great weekend!

BeachGypsy said...

PS Diane do you know about " the Lord God bird " woodpeckers? Very gorgeous birds!!! Amazing to read about

Cloudia said...

So refreshing being with you on these adventures dear! Aloha

roentare said...

Thank you for the woodpecker images.

happyone said...

You have some wonderful places to walk and hike.
Lots of great photos too.
Most every day is a good day for walking or hiking for me. :)

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a nice place to enjoy some fresh air! Love all the woodpeckers and little 'Scruffy'! I had a cat named Scruffy once. Glad you are getting some good weather to hike! x K

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane :=)
How wonderful to see so many different species of Woodpecker on your walks, and take super shots of them, but also the shots of the Rufus sided Towhee photos are very special, especially that first shot.
Have a great weekend
All the best

Ann said...

You sure live in a great area for hiking. So many wonderful birds.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane,
What a wonderful collection of photos and birds.
I love all the woodpeckers, the Pileated Woodie is a favorite.
Cute capture of the Warbler and the Towhee family are a great find too.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

magiceye said...

Wonderful captures all!
Wow! A century plus of hikes! Well done!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Excellent collection of woodpeckers. I hear the pileated woodie at the back of my property but don't seem to be able to capture pics of him. Your other bird shots are great too.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are terrific!

Inger said...

Scruffy is adorable and I agree, it's a great time to be outdoors. The heat is gone here in the California mountains and the weather is perfect. Have a nice weekend.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

So nice to have a choice of convenient trails. In Florida we had only one, but it was just outside the entrance to our subdivision. This limited the diversity of habitats, but we got out before sunrise nearly every morning and so enjoyed our walks.

Bill said...

A fantastic collection of beautiful birds. The woodpeckers are my favourite. Have a wonderful weekend.

RedPat said...

Love your shots of the woodpeckers. The only ones I see on a regular basis are the Downy Woodpeckers.
Hiking for me is usually around the city on sidewalks although One in a while I go down into the ravines the crisscross the city.
Have a good week.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs and mosaics from your recent hikes.
Enjoy your weekend and good wishes for the new month of October.

All the best Jan

carol l mckenna said...

Oh these are delightful ~ love the wood peckers and wonderful series of photos of your avian hike in nature ~ thanks,

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Teresa said...

Gracias por tan preciosas fotografías. Besos.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Over 100 hikes in a year is an impressive achievement. It's wonderful to see the variety of birds you've encountered!

stardust said...

You have nice trails and you’re so tough that you hike about every other day recently. Nice photos of different species of Woodpeckers. I haven’t seen any of them in person. Weather was not good for hiking in my part of the world, too humid, but soon it will change.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Diane. I would enjoy those trails, not to mention your colourful woodpeckers. Great shots of the peckers, especially the Pileated, one I have never seen but only heard many years ago in Ontario. Enjoy your Sunday in your now improved weather. We had lots of sunny days in Greece and it certainly made us feel good.

Jeanie said...

Wow! Looks like you saw the real "Woody Woodpecker" (and his cousins!) Great photos, Diane.

Debbie said...

awesome collection of woodpeckers, they are all so beautiful. all are here in this area too, although i have never been lucky enough to see the pileated in my yard. the towhees are spectacular, the first image a real treasure!!

100 walks in 273 days, that's impressive. our rain has finally stopped and i will be outdoors all day today!!

have a wonderful sunday!!

Wally Jones said...

It is a wonderful time to be out on the trails here in Florida! So much to enjoy. Your bird collection is just one of the many reasons we love it here.

The temps are slowly inching down a bit and the mornings have been "almost" comfortable.

Thank you so much, Diane, for sharing your fabulous walks!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos. You captured a variety of birds. It's great that you have such great trails so close to your house and you take advantage of them. I like to get out a lot in the woods myself.

Creations By Cindy said...

Wonderful pictures as always. Oh we have so many woodpeckers and they do not mind one bit eating my bird feed up! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Linda said...

Great shots! I love woodpeckers.

Rostrose said...

Dear Diane, I am amazed at the variety of woodpeckers you saw! I find the Pileated Woodpecker particularly striking. The color of his "hairdress" matches your Jeep perfectly. I didn't know Florida towhees at all and I only knew warblers from photos. In any case, it was a pleasure accompanying you. Here, too, the weather is beautiful in early autumn, but there are not that many birds to see. Maybe that's why I travel around so much...?
All the best and a happy week!
🍁🌾🌻🪶🍂 🪶🌻🌾🍁

Happy@Home said...

That is an impressive number of hikes. Way to go.
I enjoyed seeing the variety of woodpeckers you see. The first one looks huge!

Jeannie said...

100 hikes this year! WOW! Good job!

21 Wits said...

your opening woody woodpecker is fabulous as are your other bird captures too, what a great place for nature photos, the greenway is lovely! Enjoy your day and thank you for such lovely views!

Carla from The River said...

Yay on 100 hikes. High Fives from me to you. :-)
Our son Sam loves woodpeckers. :-)

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Great bird photos
Hiking and more hiking is good for the soul.

Jill Harrison said...

so wonderful to have all these lovely hikes so close to you. We have several 'walks' but nothiing like this! Enjoy your hikes and the rest of your week, and thankyou for visiting my blog this week.

Tanza Erlambang said...

excellent shots of Woodpecker... love it

EricaSta said...

In Munich - many, many years ago - we had a Woodpecker on the house. He hacked dieferent holes in the panelling around... Today I can smile about this rememberings.

Happy MosaicMonday

Thank you so much, dear Diane, being part at

Have a fine week. Sweet hugs by Heidrun

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful bird shots- especially the woodpeckers...I haven't thought about there being more than one type. I learn something every day from all of my blog friends. I envy your walks...I am stuck to the indoors on a stationary bikeand a rebounder. It has been too blooming hot to go outdoors. Right now ithas been pouring so I am hoping for fall to finally come back.

Red Rose Alley said...

Lots of different birds in your area. We don't see the Pileated Woodpecker here, only the Acorn Woodpecker, which is so lovely. I like that Pileated Woodpecker - he's so funny with his spiked hair. That's a terrific photo of the Florida towhee. Looks like you had a good day at the trail with nice weather!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just love the woodpeckers! I've seen flickers on my walks here, but can't get a good picture.