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dodgecitykitty
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Technically, these 2 are not wildlife, but it was so interesting! This couple had all these individually connected lights at their site. Look at the amazing variety, It must have taken a long time to collect all of them!
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Female Cardinal come to inspect the seed I put out.
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This Mockingbird (with seed in mouth) chased away all the other birds, even the ones twice his size.
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Male Cardinal keeping an eye on the proceedings
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Brown Thrasher
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This Red-bellied Woodpecker did something I've never seen a woodpecker do before.....
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He came down on the ground to eat the seed!
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Not really adapted to standing on the ground, he put his whole body down for balance.
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Cardinal with seed
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Even the Blue Jay was intimidated by the Mocking bird
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Little Brown Gecko (the green ones try to sell you car insurance)
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The Hispid Cotton Rat! I had to look up small mammals of FL to find out what he was. He's about the same size as the Cardinal.
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It took me a few tries before I could get his tail in the picture.

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Probably about 4-5 inches long without his tail. They devastate the corn and sugar cane crops and can have litters of up to 15 if conditions are right, up to 7-8 times a year.

It is unusual having a wood pecker ffeeding like that. Do they normally feed on the ground (on ants?)

No, I have never seen a woodpecker on the ground before. He was eating bird seed I put out to attract some birds to watch. I can only guess that he was extra hungry and the insect food was not as available as my seed.

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