Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Boardwalk, Naples, FL, USA
This past December this Pileated Woodpecker was searching for insects along a leaning tree trunk that was low enough for a great photo opportunity. In addition to a good look at the Woodpecker, I very much like the habitat that surrounds him in the picture – the tree bark with mosses and lichens, a few leaves of the past season and in the lower right corner the pattern of Yellow-bellied Sapsucker holes. This picture was taken while a cloud covered the sun, giving nicely subdued colors. A moment later the sun came out and the pictures are nice but not so softly colored.
One reply on “Pileated Woodpecker searching for insects in Corkscrew Swamp habitat”
Beautiful picture and interesting information. I really like the composition that includes elements of the habitat: it makes you feel as if you are there.