Mead Gardens, 10/26/2013

Mead Gardens has been exceptionally slow all fall with very few warblers stopping by. But I still like to visit from time to time, especially during the Orange Adubon Society Birdwalks. So yesterday morning I joined the group that was there and had a great time. The biggest highlight was seeing a couple Red-headed Woodpeckers. […]

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Part Seventeen ‘A Bestiary’ ~ Northern Flicker

A Northern Flicker lands on a Viburnum branch and upsets a Cedar Waxwing . . . more about all of the fuss in my seventeenth installment of ‘A Bestiary . . . Tales from a Wildlife Garden’ over at Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. It is not the most graceful of landings but not bad […]

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Lewis’s Woodpeckers Put On A Show

Lewis’s Woodpeckers (Melanerpes lewis) usually begin their molt in autumn and it can last through the winter.The bird above appears to be molting (click on photos for full sized images). I noticed that they had returned from their breeding grounds a few weeks ago and were showing up in fairly large numbers among the large […]

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