Pileated Woodpecker

New Bird Blind at Circle B

October 23, 2015 -  When we spotted a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers up in the trees, I had to add +3 exposure compensation to keep the gray sky in check!... Read more

Pileated Woodpecker

Finally! Nice Weather for a Walk at Circle B

January 12, 2014 - I noticed a Pileated Woodpecker fly into a tree not far from the Lake Hancock dock, and as I walked down the trail, he flew with me....  I hope the Pileated Woodpeckers nest at the "owl tree" again this year!... Read more

Hummers and Cuckoos at the Circle B Bar Reserve

June 4, 2011 - Great Egret The region on the Alligator Alley trail where Banana Creek opens up into Lake Hancock is a really good nesting area!  That's where we've seen the Barred Owls, Red-Shouldered Hawks, and Limpkins nest.  A Great Blue Heron tried to nest there.  Now there are Pileated Woodpeckers in the…... Read more

Summer Heat Begins at the Circle B Bar Reserve

May 22, 2011 - Great-Crested Flycatcher We came across a Pileated Woodpecker down by Lake Hancock.  There were several new woodpecker holes, and we wondered if any of them would soon house babies.  This bird was pecking away at the back of a tree, and he had stripped a long section of bark away....…... Read more

Pileated Woodpecker

Seeing is Believing: There Really are Otters at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

November 14, 2010 - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers landed near us, then hopped from tree to tree, preceding us down the Marsh Rabbit Run trail.... Pileated Woodpecker The woodpecker was chattering to himself quite a bit.... Yellow Flower Marsh Panorama Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied…... Read more

Pileated Woodpecker

Lots of Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 24, 2010 - As we walked along the Marsh Rabbit Run, we came across a tree with not one, but three Pileated Woodpeckers.... Pileated Woodpecker We saw a reprise of the Black-Bellied Whistling Duck flight school, over Marsh Rabbit Run.... Glossy Ibis Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling…... Read more

Another Hot Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

July 31, 2010 - Osprey On one tree, we paused to look at the Osprey, then noticed a Pileated Woodpecker hopping around on the branches of the same tree.  He turned his head to the sun just as I snapped his picture.  Then he flew off to join three more Pileateds in hopping around…... Read more

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Cloudy day at Circle B Bar Reserve

November 28, 2009 - Along the Shady Oak path, we came across this pileated woodpecker.  Dyeyo has seen a pileated in his backyard a couple of times, but never this close.  Of course, he's getting spoiled here, thinking he's going to see one every time he comes to Circle B...... Pileated woodpecker We walked…... Read more