Hiking at Wekiva Springs State Park

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We read that Wekiva Springs is a great place to bird-watch and hike.

It was the first time we’d ever seen a tufted titmouse.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

I thought this was a robin at first, but then upon closer inspection discovered it was an Eastern Towhee. We didn’t get to hear it do its characteristic “Drink your tea!” call, though.

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

This Gray Catbird was right up on the path, and I was photographing him, when somebody walked right in between us and scared him off. How rude!

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

It quickly became apparent that the birds just weren’t out today. We heard chickadees but couldn’t find them. In other places we didn’t hear birds at all. But the butterflies started to come out.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing