Central Winds Park, 5/02/2012

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American Redstart
It was a beautiful morning, and I've been to Mead Gardens so many times lately that I decided to try someplace I hadn't been to in a while.  I went to Central Winds Park for about an hour before work.  It was a lovely morning.  The sheer number of birds there made it fun, even though the variety wasn't great.  Easily the biggest highlight of the morning was an American Redstart perched high in a tree.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker
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Snowy Egret
There were several species of animals other than birds that I found interesting as well.  In particular, an American Alligator was swimming across the pond, and a Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly was fluttering around by the lake as well.  A clump of trumpet vine flowers also caught my attention as I was leaving.

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Trumpet Vine
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Spicebush Swallowtail
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American Alligator
Here's a list of all the species I found this morning:

Wood Stork 1
Anhinga 2
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 1
Tricolored Heron 1
Cattle Egret 1
White Ibis 5
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 5
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 9
Fish Crow 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 2
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 3
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Boat-tailed Grackle 1


  1. Great photos Scott! Love the shot of the Red-bellied Woodpecker!!

  2. Looks like a great place for bird & nature photography Scott!

  3. Thanks, Tammy. I think that may be my favorite Red-bellied Woodpecker to date.

  4. Thanks, Mia.  It is a pretty great place, and it's close to work, which is nice.

  5. I love these beautiful images - stunning beauty:) 

  6. Stunning nature images, Scott! Gorgeous colors. Beauty abounds!


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