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The Red Head Stopped by Today

The Red Head stopped by today. No, not that one.,

This one: A Pileated Woodpecker.
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They are between 19 -22" and make a very distinctive sound - think Woody Woodpecker. We are lucky enough to have a mating couple in the woods behind the Timber Greens golf course in New Port Richey, Florida,  and see both of them quite often.  Getting a picture is another story so I feel very honored to have gotten these.
 
To learn more about these wonderful birds; go to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
 
 
The Redhead Stopped By Today

 

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Comment balloon 76 commentsToni Weidman • February 20 2011 07:58AM

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Good Morning Toni....I've heard so many of those over the years....the one thing about it is that you can always tell where they've been.....Nice!
Hope you have a great day!---Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 9 years ago

These are solitary birds. For you to get a good picture like this is great.

Thanks' for sharing the great pic's. Only the best in 2011

Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) almost 9 years ago

Rob - thank you. I always head out with the camera when I hear them but they seem to know what I'm doing and stay on the other side of the tree!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Good morning Toni I do like to hear them chipping away at trees it brings back memories

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 9 years ago

Clint - Thank you. They are hard to "snap". Have a sunny Sunday.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi James - I enjoy hearing their call since it reminds me of Woody :)

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

WOW, great pics! How did you manage to capture that?

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) almost 9 years ago

Fred - thank you. Just my natural talent and ability :) I was driving home and saw him-he must have wanted to be photographed that day.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

He is a ginger like Lucy.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 9 years ago

He sure is Andrew and just as flighty :)

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni, those are fantastic photos!  They almost don't look real, great up close views of them.  We hear woodpeckers often in our yard but can't say I've ever gotten as close as you did :)

Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Wow, good for you.  It is still to cold here up North to see many birds out and about. 

 

Laurie

Posted by Laurie C. Bailey-Gates, ABR, SFR (Robert Paul Properties) almost 9 years ago

Hi Toni, awesome photos! I haven't seen a woodpecker in years here. Must be a sight to see.

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) almost 9 years ago

Hi Diane-I was surprised that he let me do that too. Usually they hide on the other side of the tree. Thanks.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Laurie - We see them all year here in Florida but more so in nesting season so I expect to see and hear them more now. Have a great day.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Jackie - we used to see them on Long Island when we lived up there but I guess they've been chased out since then. Too bad; they are beautiful creatures. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni, great photos. I used to own a tudor and woodpeckers loved pecking at the trim right outside my master bedroom very early in the morning. So unfortunately, I don't have great love for these creatures.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Ooops, sorry Tammie. But thank you for stopping to take a look :)

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni,

Great photos!  We have a woodpecker in the wetlands behind my home.  Every now and then, I hear it back there, but I've never seen it.  :)

Posted by Monica Foster, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, CHMS, CNE, CNHS (Monica Foster Team of eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni,  We have two pair of nesting Pileated Woodpeckers in our woods.  One is nesting in the hole of a Sycamore tree just outside our second story bedroom.  We most often hear them at the dinner hour, around 5P in the afternoon.  We don't see them often, but the thrill never goes away when you spot this elusive bird.  Your photos are outstanding

Posted by Mary M. Kandell (Russell Real Estate Services) almost 9 years ago

Toni, I've never seen a Pileated Woodpecker before. Very good photos!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 9 years ago

Cool redhead...We had some woodpeckers pecking at our antique office building and I read that sometimes the pecking was a male trying to attract a mate...I always thought it was about bugs!  Great shot you took though!

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) almost 9 years ago

They are hard to spot, Monica. Last year we also had two babies :)

Mary - keep that camera handy-maybe you will catch one yet.

Michael - thank you! I'm happy you could get to see them.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

That is a very interesting bird picture. Very beautiful with bold colors

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 9 years ago

What a fantastic picture. It's great that AR provides a platform for sharing great photos.

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) almost 9 years ago

Gorgeous redhead shots--they always stand out in a crowd with their brilliant shock of color--whether they be birds or humans!

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) almost 9 years ago

Toni, Great photos of the bird.  We have a family that come to our house each spring to raise their new ones.  They have just started making their home right out our side door in a 50 ft Oak tree.  With all of the holes it looks like a condo. I am going to the link above to read about how much damage the can do to a live tree.  They don't mind me watching them but I have not tried to get any photos so far.  Thanks for the information.

Posted by Don Eichler (Eichler Properties) almost 9 years ago

I've never seen one.  Great pictures, thanks for posting.  It's true, they almost don't look real!

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) almost 9 years ago

Toni, Great pix! We don't usually get the red headed woodpeckers in our yard, but we do get the spotted black and white ones occasionally. I love the sound too!

Posted by Peg Barcelo, The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC (Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369) almost 9 years ago

What a fabulous picture! What sort of camera and lens were you using? Woodpeckers have a special meaning for me. My mom and I used to go birding together and had some wonderful experiences over the years. About a year ago, she passed away. At her memorial service, held outside her church on Sanibel Island, the minister's remarks were interrupted by a very loud woodpecker in a nearby tree. It sort of made me feel as if she were right there with us. Thanks for the memory!

Posted by Linda Humphrey, CRS, Broker/Owner HHC Realty (Humphrey Home Connections Realty, Reno, Nevada) almost 9 years ago

I was lucky enough to spot one trying to figure out how to get something rewarding off the wooden roof on our birdfeeder last December! I was awestruck at the brilliant color and size of this wonderful bird! Considered it part of my Christmas gift :-) I love your bird stories and photos!

Posted by Diane Kawell (Windermere Real Estate / West Campus / Federal Way WA) almost 9 years ago

Toni, nice catch and those birds really are huge.  Now if you get a photo of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker (looks a lot like the Pileated) you'll be rich!!

By the way, I was over by your side bar annoying your cat...cats a so gullible. 

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) almost 9 years ago

What a beauty. Usually, they are so far up in the trees, it's hard to shoot a close up photo. What an amazing photo. They're such weird looking birds, like something totally alien out of a comic book!

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) almost 9 years ago


Toni, What hard photos to capture. Well done and thanks for sharing them. Now I keep hearing Woody Woodpecker's theme in my head....

Posted by Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES (RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) almost 9 years ago

I love looking at woodpeckers. They have such striking colors. Great shots.

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) almost 9 years ago

I love looking at woodpeckers. They have such striking colors. Great shots.

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) almost 9 years ago

Being a red head, I just had to check out your blog post! Loved BOTH of them. My principal broker just spotted hers right outside her home the other day....she was quite excited, too!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) almost 9 years ago

Hello Toni, I can't tell you how many time I have been awoken by the sound of the Red headed Woodpecker. How about this great Florida weather

Posted by Arleen Montford, Selling NW Florida Homes in Pace/Milton/Pensacola FL (KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY GULF COAST ) almost 9 years ago

Harry - thank you.

Dave - yes, I agree. We are very lucky.

Norma - that is so true. One of my best friends is a RED head and always stands out in a crowd.

Don - hope the tree is still strong :)

Pamela - I found a stuffed one and put it on the tree :)

Peg - We have a lot of the smaller black and whites too; and the Downeys.

Linda - that was such a sweet story. Thank you.

Diane - You're right; they are a gift. Thank you.

Nick - I may have to report you for cat abuse :)

 

 

 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Elizabeth - they sure are and look so funny when they fly.

Jeanie - me too! Hope it goes away soon.

Joanne - Thank you. They are very interesting to watch-even the smaller ones.

Joanne - ditto :)

Erica - I love watching the wildlife too. So very interesting.

Gayle - thank you. I love both of them too!

Arleen - the weather is so beautiful. I finally can sit out on my patio (where I can take more pictures :)

Thank you everyone for commenting on Woody (and Lucy).

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni,

Gorgeous bird, we have them here, and they don't have as much red on their heads.  Thanks for sharing your world with us.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 9 years ago

Thank you, Alexandra. Maybe you're seeing the female-she isn't as bright red as the guy.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni,

I love Woody! And I love Lucy too!

Aren't woodpeckers the funniest and one of the most fascinating birds out there? Each bird brings a different type of charm and the woodpecker is quite unique. It's funny how loud they can be. Can you imagine if that's all you had to do, every single day for your life, is to peck on trees to get bugs to eat?

Wait a minute.... sounds like a Realtor who has to go knocking on a thousand doors just to eat and survive!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 9 years ago

LOL, Patricia-yes, we are a lot like Woodpeckers. Thanks for giving me a chuckle.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni-As a HUGE bird lover this magnificent bird is hard to miss when it is around. Very loud and very beautiful. I was also a fan of the other redhead. Great pic.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 9 years ago

Great pictures, Toni, my Giraffe friend. I love listening to the sound of a Woodpecker. There is a park I visit in my neighborhood where I frequently take a walk. Woodpeckers seem to be permanent residents there, making the park an enchanting place to visit.

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne, Arlington Virginia Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

Elizabeth-we are lucky people to be able to see and hear them. Thank you for visiting.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Sharon - thank you. I loved Lucy and I love these birds.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Great shots. Hope you are having a fine holiday weekend.

 Life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 9 years ago

Thank you. That's a pretty picture, Roy. You enjoy your weekend + one also. Life is good!!!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Love it!  What a beautiful bird and Lucy is pretty cute too! :)

Posted by Jeani Codrey, If you're not learning, you're not living! (The Learning Jeani) almost 9 years ago

What a great photo, Toni!  Well done!

Posted by Angela Clark, CRS, Realtor, Broker (Tony Clark REALTORS) almost 9 years ago

Your photos are gorgeous.  Makes me less inclined to scream every time Woody heads back to my Georgia Log Cabin and pecks away!  He is going after the larva of the borrer bees...As you can imagine, it didn't take him long to destroy all the wooden soffits.

Posted by Kathy Batterton, TeamWork makes the Dream Work! (RE/MAX Infinity CDPE, E-PRO, GRI) almost 9 years ago

Around here you hear them but really seldom get a glimpse. Impressive photo! 

Posted by J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner (J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY) almost 9 years ago

Fabulous pics, and amazing birds. We have had several types at our feeders this winter and they are fun to watch

Posted by Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA (RE/MAX In Action) almost 9 years ago

Beautiful pics and they brought back memories.  When I lived in a mountain outside of Charles Town, WVA we had lots of those critters and the sound of them at work was unmistakable.  Especially if they decided your house would make a good meal!

Sue of Robin and Sue

Posted by Robin Dampier REALTOR®, Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source (Coldwell Banker King) almost 9 years ago

Toni- Very cute!!! I love listening to woodpeckers!  Congratulations on your Feature!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 9 years ago

I have never seen one of these so thank you for posting this. I do see a lot of Cardinals on my porch.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) almost 9 years ago

Hi Toni -- We have a woodpecker occasionally in our backyard, red and black, and this woodpecker really goes to town.  It gives me a headache just watching! :)

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 9 years ago

What a great picture.. Woodpeckers are such awesome birds I remember once I was a kid there would always be one pecking away outside my window every morning.. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Posted by Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago

We don't see many, if any, woodpeckers around here.  It would be fun if they did; they're entertaining.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 9 years ago

thank you, everyone. I didn't realize that Woodpeckers would be so popular.

Jeani and Angela - thank you.

Kathy - I understand completely. We have wood fascias on the house.

Robin & Sue - that's so true!

Kathy- thank you :)

Cheryl- they are quite a sight; very interesting to watch.

Chris - I have wondered how they can take it :)

Stacey - thank you.

Christine - they certainly are!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni, You are so lucky to have these red heads in your backyard!  I have only seen them in the wild a handful of times.  Great that you were able to get these photos.

Great that this got featured here on AR!

This is FEATURED in the BIRDS Group also. 

Looking forward to more bird photos from you!

Have a great week!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 9 years ago

Gloria - thank you for the feature! I was very lucky: I have tried to get good shots of them for the past couple of years that they have been around.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni--congrats on earning Featured Post star.  Love the photos.  I often hear & see the PW around my woods, too. Awesome birds.

Thanks for checking up on me during my absence.  Now I am home for awhile . . . until the next trip . . .

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Congratulations on your feature post! Well deserved!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 9 years ago

Thank You, Mary - looking forward to seeing you this year! Welcome home.

Patricia - thank you!

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Love the title - I thought of Lucy too!  What beautiful photography you share!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 9 years ago

Thank you, Cara.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Congrats on the feature Toni!  I love the woodpeckers they are so pretty to look at.  Cute post!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 9 years ago

Thanks, Debra. I love to watch them.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago
We have several woodpeckers around here as well and one of those red-headed guys is over a foot tall!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 9 years ago

Wow, Toni - that is one beautiful bird -  what striking colors.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) almost 9 years ago

These guys are almost 2 ft. tall, Barbara-Jo. Very striking birds.

Juli - thank you for stopping in. They are beautiful and fun to watch.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Toni:

Wonderful picture.  I have never seen a pileated woodpecker.  I am so jealous.  I have heard them in Yosemite occasionally, but haven't been luck enough to see them.  I guess I need to take a tirp to Trinity Florida.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Come on down, Evelyn.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

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