Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pileated Woodpecker

Sanibel Island has 6,400 acres of land (two thirds of the island) that is protected from development as the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife everywhere on Sanibel has special status; the entire island is a bird sanctuary. The Pileated Woodpecker obviously feels at home here, and they are commonly seen around the island.



22 comments:

Barking Dogs said...

Love it. What a great shot .. thanks!

bobbie said...

Great shots! How ever did you get so close?

Aileni said...

Wonderful to live in a bird sanctuary. We used to get visitors on our island but the cameras were never available in the way they are now.

ratmammy said...

that's a very pretty bird!

Rose said...

Isn't he handsome! Great captures!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful. I've had very little luck getting any bird shots. Good for you!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

This is a beautiful woodpecker. Very nice pictures.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

They are impressive birds. I haven't seen one for a couple years now. I know that they are often mistaken as ivory bills. (Haven't seen one of those in a couple years either!)

i beati said...

I never tire of watching them sk

marLou said...

Wow! That's a nice find.

shutter happy jenn said...

Wow... I really feel jealous of people who are near the great wildlife. Nice shot!

My critter is up here, feel free to visit anytime. Happy weekends!

babooshka said...

What a cute bird, not anything like round here.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Knock Knock, who's there? Mr woodpecker here. He is beautiful with that red cap

Carletta said...

A beautiful redhead!

Gattina said...

Didn't know that woodpeckers are so colorful ! It looks beautiful !
My critters are here

Reader Wil said...

What lovely photos of this woodpecker! It really gave you the chance to capture it.

ChrissyM said...

Awesome shot. I love that bright red, gorgeous!

Misty Dawn said...

What beautiful bird! I love woodpeckers, and the colors on this one are gorgeous. Great captures.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful photos.

Hope everyone is having a Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

fishing guy said...

Tootie: Must have missed this last time, great capture.

Cimba7200 said...

That woodpecker is a fine looking bird. We don't have them here in New Zealand. - Dave

Natural Moments said...

Sanibel Island does look like a beautiful place to visit and take wildlife photos. I may take your advice, especially during the winter months.

Have a wonderful winter Season...