Thursday, February 9, 2012

Saved by the Red

While Red-bellied Woodpeckers are a common sight in this area, I encountered an uncommon sight of one this week.  As I was driving through a very busy parking lot, a speck of red caught my eye. As I got closer, I realized it was a Red-bellied Woodpecker sitting in middle of the road.

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Rockledge, Fl

Enjoying a few sips of some road runoff, this Woodpecker didn't seemed fazed by the traffic.


I was happy when this guy retreated to a safer location.

48 comments:

  1. Cool! Love that last shot with the tongue

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    1. I didn't happen to notice that until I downloaded my photos;that is quite a tongue!

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  2. Tammy, I agree with Laurence, I love that last shot!

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  3. Absolutely stunning little bird, and to think so many lives are ended by them being on the roads.
    Shaun

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    1. That definitely was not a very safe place to be hanging out! I was glad he moved!

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  4. That last shot really is fantastic. These birds really are fun to watch.

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  5. Preciosa ave. la primera foto es espectacular. Enhorabuena!!
    Saludos!!

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  6. they are such beautiful birds. :)

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  7. Excellent shots of a really striking bird :-)

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    1. Thank you Alan! I really like their red heads!

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  8. Klasse Bilder vom Specht.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  9. oh no he looks so sad in the road there - I've never seen one sitting like that! I thought of you this past weekend, I was @ Delnor Wiggins Pass Park in Naples and there was a nice variety of terns. I honestly could not tell if I was looking at a sandwich tern, a common tern or a forsters tern. LOL

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    1. Cool! I look forward to seeing those photos!

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  10. Hello Tammy,
    Nice to see all these special birds at your blog. This woodpecker is amazing with his red head. Really wonderful.

    Greetings, Marco

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  11. Hi Tammy

    That first shot is stunning - the road really complimenting the plumage of the bird. Weird thing to say - but it's true!

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    1. I though so too Christian! Thank you!!!

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  12. stunning images Tammy

    Lovely bird and the moment you have captured as it feed is wonderful

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  13. Stonking images Tammy! Oh not sure if that word is used in the USA, it means - Brilliant, awsome, fantastic etc etc........

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    1. No, I haven't heard that word before:) But, thank you!!!

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  14. I have to say I've never seen a woodpecker of any kind in the road. That's a great shot, Tammy! We have a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers that visit the feeders. They're beautiful birds.

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    1. Thanks Brian! I'm glad you have some that visit; the bird feeder sounds like a safer and healthy location!

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  15. I have come to the conclusion Tammy, all of your birds out there must be tame, thats very close. A great set of shots, what a looker!

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    1. This guy didn't seem to fearful; thanks!

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  16. Amazing shot!
    Thank you for always.

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  17. Hello Tammy

    Thanks for your comment....i apreciate this very much.

    You have also a lot of fantastic pictures on your blog,
    so i will follow it with pleasure.

    warm greetings from Holland, Joop

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  18. Hola Tammy maravilloso blog las aves son de una belleza impresionante enhorabuena espero que podamos compartir este amor por la naturaleza,un abrazo desde Pamplona España,añadire tu blog a mi lista de amigos y asi sabre cuando realizas algun reportaje.

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  19. Those are the type of moments one remembers. Beautiful photos!

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  20. Precioso y muy significativo ese color rojo.

    Saludos.

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  21. Hola Tammy no se como te lo montas pero siempre tienes bonitas imagenes como esta del carpintero.Un abrazo

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