Wekiwa Springs State Park, 5/24/2012

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Red-headed Woodpecker

This morning we opted for a little change of scenery, and we spent most of the morning mostly in the sandhill and inland scrub habitats at Wekiwa Springs State Park.  I found a bird I'd never seen before, a Bachman's Sparrow, and a couple others I haven't seen this year, including a Short-tailed Hawk and a Summer Tanager.  It's a little frustrating, though, since I didn't get any good photos of any of these species.

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Red-headed Woodpecker
Nevertheless, it was good just to see/hear them (that feels a little like saying it was great just being nominated), and there were several other species there that were really fun to find and photograph.  Wild Turkeys, Eastern Bluebirds, Eastern Towhees and Red-headed Woodpeckers were all there, and there were some nice occasions to photograph each of them.

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Eastern Bluebird
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Eastern Towhee
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Pine Warbler
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Wild Turkey
Here's a list of species we saw this morning:

Wild Turkey 6
Little Blue Heron 1
Cattle Egret 1
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Swallow-tailed Kite 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Short-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 7
Fish Crow X
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 5
Northern Mockingbird 2
Northern Parula 2
Pine Warbler 5
Eastern Towhee 6
Bachman's Sparrow 2
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Common Grackle X


  1. Very nice.  The Eastern Bluebird photo is beautiful.  After birding around the main road and having success finding some good species, I am anxious to go deeper into the park via some of the trails.


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