A friend of mine found a Hooded Warbler and a Cerulean Warbler at Central Winds yesterday. Of course, I wasn’t there. I think that all the Hooded Warblers got together and decided to stay away from me whenever I’m in Seminole County–I can’t seem to get that one on my Seminole County list. So of course I trotted off this morning to see if I could find anything there.
I found neither of my target warblers (Hooded and Blue-winged), but I did find 10 others: Ovenbird (at least 7), Northern Waterthrusth, Worm-eating, Northern Parula (at least 20), Black and White, American Redstart, Yellow, Prothonotary , Yellow-throated, and Prairie. It was also fun to find a Limpkin and hear an Eastern Wood-Pewee.
I also found a beautiful Black and Yellow Argiope spider. Central Winds is crawling with Golden-silk Orbweavers, and they’re both beautiful and gigantic. These argiopes are only slightly smaller, but I think they’re just as beautiful. I was unable to get close to this one, so I had to take the photo from a distance. I figured I’d just show a little more of the web and stlil show the photo. The zipper she makes in her web is part of the appeal anyway.
Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.
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