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Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 28, 2009. The same  bird is in both photos. A Red-shouldered Hawk was watching him from a nearby tree. The Hawk flew away before I left. Pileated Woodpeckers are Mead Garden Year-Round Residents. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Loggerhead Shrike

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 29, 2009. This is the first Loggerhead Shrike I have ever seen in Mead Garden. About a month ago other birders reported seeing one. Today I was looking at a group of Mockingbirds in a dead tree and  almost missed seeing the bird. A closer view […]

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Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 28, 2009. Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are medium-sized woodpeckers that Winter in Mead Garden. Whatbird: Breeds across Canada east of the Rockies to southern Labrador and Newfoundland south to the northern U.S. from North Dakota to New York and Connecticut and south through the Appalachians to northwest Georgia. […]

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Great Blue Heron

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 25, 2009. A Mead Garden  Year-Round Resident. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Eastern Phoebe

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 21, 2009. A Mead Garden Winter Resident. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Brown Thrasher

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 22, 2009. Whatbird: Brown Thrashers have the largest repertoire of songs of all the North American birds and are able to vocalize 3000 distinct songs. Feeds on insects, small amphibians, fruits, and some grain. Runs quickly on the ground when foraging, turning leaves over with bill […]

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House Wren

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 22, 2009. This little bird was making a lot of noise. I don’t think it liked me walking on the Boardwalk, obviously in part of its Winter territory. Whatbird: House Wrens are fiercely territorial, they have been known to destroy bluebird and other cavity nester’s eggs […]

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Polyphemus Moth – Male

Polyphemus Moth – Male Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 18, 2009. Wikipedia: The Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus) is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths.[1] It is a tan colored moth, with an average wingspan of 15 cm (6 inches). The most notable feature of the […]

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Magnolia Warbler

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 17, 2009. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Ovenbird

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on October 17, 2009. Whatbird: Medium-sized, ground walking warbler with olive-brown upperparts and heavily spotted white underparts. Head has a dull orange central crown stripe, bold white eye-ring, and black eyebrows. Wings and tail are olive-green. Legs are pink, stout, and long. Sexes are similar. Juvenile is duller […]

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