The Reddish Egrets of Fort Desoto Park

The Reddish Egrets of Fort Desoto Park

Fort DeSoto County Park in Pinellas County Florida is about 15 miles south of St. Petersburg, Florida, and it is one of the great birding areas in the state. One of the year-round inhabitants of the park is the remarkable reddish egret (and, occasionally, the white morph of the reddish egret). Unlike most other egrets,…

Redheaded woodpeckers, near neighbors

Since Friday, 13 May 2016, I’ve been observing and photographing a redheaded woodpecker pair and their nest in a dying water oak tree. They are feeding at least one chick in the nest (seen here to the right below the adult), bringing worms and insects to their hungry fledgling. Soon the fledgling will fly. ….

css.php