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Woodpeckers translocated to Picayune Strand Forest

Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa, prepares to climb a tree in the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers into the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff

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Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa, prepares to climb a tree in the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers into the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • About 30 feet up on a ladder, wildlife biologist Ralph Costa uses a headlamp to see as he takes a red-cockaded woodpecker from its box to place into a man-made nest in a tree in the Picayune Strand State Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Roy DeLotelle, a senior ecologist, unties ladders to use in the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • One of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa readies to place a red-cockaded woodpecker from its box to place into a man-made nest in a tree in the Picayune Strand State Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa readies to place a red-cockaded woodpecker from its box to place into a man-made nest in a tree in the Picayune Strand State Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes during the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A man-made nest in a tree in the Picayune Strand State Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa, prepares to climb a tree in the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers into the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • One of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes during the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes during the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa pulls up a box with a red-cockaded woodpecker to place into a man-made nest in a tree in the Picayune Strand State Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes during the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa, left, prepares a ladder to climb in the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers into the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Ralph Costa carries a box with a female red-cockaded woodpecker for translocation on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Wildlife biologist Ralph Costa readies to place a red-cockaded woodpecker from its box to place into a man-made nest in a tree in the Picayune Strand State Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Scenes during the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in East Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development. Greg Kahn/Staff

Scenes during the translocation of six red-cockaded woodpeckers being translocated in the Picayune Strand Forest on Nov. 18, 2010. The translocation of six woodpeckers into the Picayune, a condition of the building permit for City Gate development in North Naples, was the last of 30 birds moved to the forest. Twenty-eight of the birds came from Georgia, while the other two were moved from the development.

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