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Mead Garden 08/29/2010

Eastern Kingbird In a Elderberry Bush

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 29, 2010. Yesterday I was lucky to be Birding with Brian as he spotted a 1st Year Female Cerulean Warbler in Mead Garden. I texted 2 other Birding Friends and they called other Birders to tell them the News of such a rare bird for this park. Within 20 minutes our ranks had more than tripled, all hoping to relocate this beautiful bird. I was able to take a photograph which was good enough to be Identified by Bruce Anderson that yes indeed it was a Female Cerelean Warbler. The bird was seen about noon as a large flock of birds were found in the picnic area. Bruce and Bryan both said it was the largest flock they had seen this season in Mead Garden. The flock included at least 3 Yellow-throated Vireos, White-eyed Vireos, Titmice, Northern Parulas. Prairie Warblers, Yellow-throated Warblers, Black and White Warblers, an Eastern Wood-Peewee, Great-crested Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, and American Redstarts.

Many of us went back today to try and re-locate the Cerulean. We did find a flock but did not see the bird. What a Great 2 days of birding in Mead Garden.

Eastern Kingbirds Eating Elderberries

Eastern Kingbirds Eating Elderberries

Yellow-throated Vireo

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