A few birds at Chesnut Park

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The usual titmouse were all over the park.

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Cardinal families were all over the park. Lots of very young ones born this spring. The young ones look scruffy with their adult feathers coming in.

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There were also Carolina wrens everywhere.

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The best find was the great crested flycatcher families. I saw two different ones at opposite ends of the park.  Both had juveniles that didn’t quite have their adult feathers in. I don’t see these often. They stayed high up in the trees and don’t get close to look for a handout like the resident birds do.

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Birds at Bok Tower Gardens

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I don’t think this eastern towhee liked me watching him eat. He was eating bird seed that had fallen to the ground from the feeder.

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The blue jays were hogging the feeder.

 

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The carolina wren was checking things out.

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The cardinal came and sat down beside me on the bench, waiting for his turn at the feeder.

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A bird I don’t see very often, the Great Crested Flycatcher was high up in a tree and of course, I had to take this picture right into the sun.

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Squirrels were also eating the fallen seed under the feeder.

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The northern flickers had taken over an old pileated woodpecker nest.  It was too early for babies when I was here in mid April.

Just a few of the birds I saw at Bok Tower Gardens in central Florida. Last year I had seen a lot of hummingbirds around the fire bushes by the old historic house. This year I headed straight for those bushes and all of this construction was going on in the gardens so no hummingbirds this year.

SkyWatch Friday

In the swamp

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Things I saw on a recent trip to Chesnut Park. The alligator picture was taken through the slats of the boardwalk rail so he wasn’t that close. The little bird in the bush is a great crested flycatcher.  He was across the pond so it was extremely zoomed in and cropped. I rarely see them so it was a decent find for the day.

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