Mead Gardens: Yellow-rumped Warbler

I met Kevin M. at Mead Gardens Saturday morning for a quick stroll through this downtown Orlando park.  Since the weather was cool and clear, we didn’t think the sunrise would be very good, so we slept in a bit.  It was a relatively short trip, but very pleasant.

We sighted Yellow-rumped Warblers, Palm Warblers, an Eastern Phoebe, an American Goldfinch, American Robins and others.  The smaller ones sure can be difficult to photograph – they’re in constant motion and when they’re still for a moment, it’s always behind a branch.  Here’s one image I did manage to get:

Yellow-rumped Warbler?
Yellow-rumped Warbler – this one was out in the open and still for a moment.

We didn’t see any hummingbirds, although other people have recently sighted both Ruby-throated and Rufous varieties by the feeder.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!

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2 thoughts on “Mead Gardens: Yellow-rumped Warbler

  1. Love the Yellow-rumped Warbler! And it was interesting to read about Mead Botanical Garden over breakfast. Good to know there are many green spaces still protected, and, from the look of the linked map, plenty of lakes too!

    1. I’m glad you liked the article. There are actually several spots in downtown Orlando that are good for photography. Another place where there’s lots of wildlife is Greenwood park and cemetery. There’s a pair of eagles that nest there, and I’ve seen some very pretty Wood Ducks and Barred Owls along with some not quite as flashy birds.

      That reminds me – I need to go by and see if the Eagles are back now. It’s fun to monitor a nest for the whole breeding season.

      And yes, the Orlando area has many, many lakes. There’s a fun boat tour in Winter Park that takes you through several while pointing out where all the rich folks live.

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