Mead Gardens, 5/5/2012

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Prairie Warbler
A fellow birder reported seeing a Blackpoll Warbler at Mead Gardens this morning. I was unable to do any birding this morning, but when I read that I decided to visit in the afternoon. I spent almost two hours there, and I had a pretty good time.  I saw five warbler species there, the most I've seen anywhere in the last couple weeks. I saw a Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Amerian Redstart and a Magnolia Warbler. I also saw a male Blue Grosbeak.  Unfortunately, I didn't get presentable photos of the Blue Grosbeak or the Magnolia Warbler.

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Longwing Skipper
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Carolina Wren
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Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
Here's a list of species I saw this evening:

Wood Duck 2
Anhinga 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
White Ibis 3
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 8
Blue Jay 1
Fish Crow X
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 15
Blue Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 2


  1. Hi Scott  as you say not really exciting but better than it has been

    I find that I am disapointed during the visit but when I look at my photos or recall the list I think, you know what that is not bad

    also it only takes the one special sighting to make your day

    I am back off to the UK now until October, I will miss Mead gardens and the friendly birders I have met there

    I will be following on the internet

    Have a great summer

    Best regards

    Davey Frost

  2. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher pose is super! Skipper sharp..great as usual!

  3. Thanks so much, Davey.  Yes, just getting the Magnolia was worth it.


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