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 (2), 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.