Tuesday, January 25, 2011

High Water

High Water, originally uploaded by RicKarr.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mirrored Summer

Mirrored Summer, originally uploaded by RicKarr.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

"Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)" and Milkweed

Monday, March 24, 2008


Pileated, originally uploaded by RicKarr.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pileated on tree

Pileated on tree, originally uploaded by RicKarr.

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker, originally uploaded by RicKarr.

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Adults (40-49 cm long, 250-350 g weight) are mainly black with a red crest and a white line down the sides of the throat. Adult males have a red line from the bill to the throat and red on the front of the crown. In adult females, these are black. They show white on the wings in flight. The only North American birds of similar plumage and size are the Ivory-billed Woodpecker of the Southeastern United States and Cuba, and the related Imperial Woodpecker of Mexico. Both of those species are extremely rare, if not extinct.
White wing linings
White wing linings

Their breeding habitat is forested areas with large trees across Canada, the eastern United States and parts of the Pacific coast. They usually excavate large nests in the cavities of dead trees, and often excavates a new home each year, creating habitat for other large cavity nesters.

This bird is usually a permanent resident.

These birds mainly eat insects (especially beetle larvae and carpenter ants) as well as fruits, berries and nuts. They often chip out large and roughly rectangular holes in trees while searching out insects.

The call is a wild laugh, similar to the Northern Flicker. Its drumming can be very loud, often sounding like someone striking a tree with a hammer. This bird favors mature forests, but has adapted to use second-growth stands and heavily wooded parks as well.

Uploaded by RicKarr on 16 Mar 08, 1.03PM ADT.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Standing Firm!

Standing Firm!, originally uploaded by RicKarr.

Deer 1

Deer 1, originally uploaded by RicKarr.