Pileated Woodpecker

Sometimes my get-around choice for birding when we’re RVing is a relaxing ride in my birding-mobile (golf cart) with cameras in tow, enjoying the scenery and looking for the ‘locals’.

Early this morning, I ventured off this way to see who I could find around Everglades City (golf carts allowed everywhere except Rt 29, how cool!).

One of the ‘locals’ that love the palm trees is the Pileated Woodpecker.

These are photos of a male, identified differently from the female by the red stripe on his cheek.

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Pileated Woodpecker (male)


Flash back in time.  Do you remember the cartoon character, Woody Woodpecker?  He was created by Walter Lantz and designed after the Pileated Woodpecker.



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Pileated Woodpecker (male)


Yep, took those two photos from my birding-mobile!  It’s been a couple years since I last shared a photo.  I love and have a lot of fun with it; and as long as I don’t get off, the birds aren’t bothered any more than with a car.

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Donna’s birding cart


Can you see me cruisin’ the streets, looking for the ‘locals’?  😊

I hope I made you chuckle!  Now go have one of those silly, crazy, Woody Woodpecker kind of days….  Wha ha hahaha! Wha ha hahaha! Hahahahahahahaha!


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