We were in the Orlando area this morning and headed first to Brinson Park. Highlights here were both FULVOUS and BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS, LIMPKINS, and several SNAIL KITES. The male kite flew by within twenty feet of us carrying a snail!

At Three Lakes WMA we managed to hear loads of BACHMAN'S SPARROWS and then finally got two males to co-operate. They sang from close distance allowing great scope views. Below is a poor image of one of the sparrows.

In the Lake Placid area Kathi and I spent some time searching for the endemic breeding FLORIDA SCRUB JAY. This confiding bird showed off well allowing us to get some decent images.

In this photo the jay scolds us as we watch from a close distance. You can see he is colour banded as part of an ongoing long term study.

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