Tag: red-bellied woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpeckers are abundant in St. Augustine year-round. We have had the pleasure of seeing a nesting pair behind our house when we first moved here. They have a red patch of feathers on their belly, but it is hard to see when observing.… Continue Reading “Red-bellied Woodpecker”

New Camera and Lens

I recently got a mirrorless Canon R5 and yesterday got my 100-500 lens to go with it. Today, I tried them out and I am excited about the possibilities. I am happy with my images today and love the lighter camera and lens. There… Continue Reading “New Camera and Lens”

Hanging by a Thread

Around the beginning of the year, we took in a rescue adult red-bellied woodpecker who had gotten himself into trouble. He was found with a sticky substance all over him and cleaning him required the removal of many of his feathers. In particular, he… Continue Reading “Hanging by a Thread”

Great-horned Owlets

Note: I am a licensed volunteer with the Ark Wildlife Rescue in St. Augustine. It has been several weeks since we last posted. We have spent most of that time tearing up the carpeting in the house and replacing with vinyl flooring that looks… Continue Reading “Great-horned Owlets”

Birds at Sunrise

I went to the Villano Boat Ramp in St. Augustine before sunrise to get some morning pictures of the birds. The colors were not as spectacular as I had hoped, but all sunrises are amazing in their own way. The fishermen were departing while… Continue Reading “Birds at Sunrise”

Regis vs Pippen

I think the red-bellied woodpecker we are rescuing is driving Regis crazy. The bird plucked all its body feathers and the temperature dipped, so I brought the bird inside. Its feathers are starting to come back, but they are not long enough to keep… Continue Reading “Regis vs Pippen”

Wren in the Garage

I suppose the wrens are looking for nesting opportunities. I found one in the garage. The other day, one was in the bedroom. Yegads! We have not seen Squeak for two days. I have heard killdeers in the marsh for a couple days. I… Continue Reading “Wren in the Garage”

Dart/Wildlife Rescues

DART Dart is a Shetland sheepdog and performed in agility trials until we left Maryland when he was five. Florida does not offer many trials and I could only find one place to train. We stopped doing agility but Dart continued expertly catching his… Continue Reading “Dart/Wildlife Rescues”

Rescues Update

I’m just getting started in this process of trying to help rescued birds and it is a learning experience. The little killdeer I was worried about seems to be doing much better. It gained 2 grams since yesterday while Squeak gained 4 grams. The… Continue Reading “Rescues Update”

Fishing Line

I went to the dam at the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR) to try to get pictures of Osprey catching fish. The dam has an outlet from Guana Lake to the Guana River and the fish hang out on both sides of… Continue Reading “Fishing Line”