Grief is the price we pay for love. Queen Elizabeth II
Pileated Woodpeckers battle for ownership with Wood Ducks, European Starlings, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, and Great Crested Flycatchers. Occasionally bats and swifts share roost cavities with Pileated Woodpeckers.
Weeks # 6 & #7 No Sight of the Pileated Woodpecker Pair
My hope is they found a quiet space to raise their young
Week #5 observing and recording a video of a wild pair of Pileated Woodpecker who choose to nest in a pole on Flamingo Gardens Wildlife Sanctuary property.
The European Starling nest is not vacant as two of the fledges are learning to forage for food for themselves from a lower cavity their parents have left. And the honey bees are a rich source located in a cavity between theirs and the Pileated Woodpeckers cavity at the top of the pole.
Should I take the Talon Crunch as a sign of aggression?
Federal Status: Not Listed
FL Status: State-designated Threatened
FNAI Ranks: G4T3/S3 (Globally: Apparently Secure, Sub sp. Rare/ State: Rare)
IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern)
Burrowing owls are different than other owls as they are active during the day time (diurnal) rather than at night (nocturnal) during breeding season. During the non-breeding season, they become more nocturnal.
For more information visit this site Burrowing Owl | FWC (myfwc.com)
“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314) BY EMILY DICKINSON “Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm - I’ve heard it in the chillest land - And on the strangest Sea - Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me.
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Thich Nhat Hanh
Week #3 The Juvenile Starling fledged and the bees appear to have made a nest in one of the cavities this Pileated Woodpecker will eat the bees.
Tap to your own rhythm, peck away at obstacles, carve out a place for yourself, make your voice heard, it is ok to be flashy, be colorful, use your head.