One of my current projects is to bring the Ospreys of Pelican Island: An exploration into the life of the Fish Hawk program up-to-date by giving it a whole new slide show and reformatting the way the material is presented. It’s a bit of an chore but the final outcome should be worth the effort and will definitely breath new life into the presentation. I am currently taking bookings if anyone is interested in having me present the new and […]
White Pelicans and other birds hunker down against the chilly and windy sunset on Pelican Island in the Indian River Lagoon. Pelican Island has the distinction of being the first National Wildlife Refuge in the United States created by special order of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903.
Categories: Nature • Tags: Florida, Indian River Lagoon, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, Pelican Island, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, President Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS, White Pelican
A Pileated Woodpecker up at the crack of dawn clutches a palm tree at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (PINWR). This bird is about the size of a crow. “Pileated” means “crested”, which makes the name an apt description for one of this woodpecker’s most distinctive field marks. This is a male Pileated Woodpecker denoted by his red mustache coming down off his bill, or beak, if you prefer. The female’s mustache is all black.