While it was a failed attempt to find a particular bird I was fortunate enough to have photographed an Eastern Meadowlark.
Such a vibrant yellow chest with their distinguished black v-shaped mark. You may be able to view a couple of the Eastern Meadowlarks perched on fence posts overlooking open fields. Upon my observation, it seems they like to perch on cattle dung mounds as well.
Click on any of the photos to view the video. Unfortunately, it was a very windy day so there is no sound. I will upload a new video with sound when I can!
My nemesis… the Pileated Woodpecker. There are so many times that I hear them, see them but hardly ever good a good enough photograph until yesterday.
For an article I am working on, I attended a talk at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Education Center in Yankeetown. I arrived quite earlier so I would have time to explore the boardwalk and take some photographs. For two hours nothing, until 30 minutes before the talk, there it was.
Unfortunately, this was the only angle I could get due to the thick marsh after a couple of feet and reminding myself that I had to attend this talk and interview someone I had to hold back. But if that was not the case, I would have put my boots on and headed out as far as I could for a better angle.
As you can see it maybe carving out a newer cavity from the amount of debris flying. What an amazing and beautiful bird as well as my favorite woodpecker.