Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Florida - Three Lakes

Today we drove around the St Cloud area stopping at various places including Reptile World and a call into the Three Lakes Management Area reserve to eat our picnic we had prepared in the morning.

This gave me an opportunity to look for a few specialist birds found in this slash pine habitat such as Brown-headed Nuthatch, Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Bachman’s Sparrow. The sparrow eluded me but the nuthatch and woodpecker both showed very well in pines close to the entrance track allowing me to get some decent photographs.

Supporting cast seen today included further Bald Eagles, Pine Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds and another Northern Harrier.

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