Bird-watching at Mead Gardens


I keep reading about people birding at Mead Gardens in Winter Park.  We went over there on a cloudy Sunday morning and were disappointed not to see a whole lot, probably because of the clouds (it rained most of the rest of the day, and the birds seem to be smart enough to know to stay in their nests!)

What we did see:  a flock of cedar waxwings, several Carolina wrens, a house wren, a cardinal, a swamp sparrow, and lots of squirrels.  We heard at least one goldfinch, but we never saw it.  My pictures were pretty bad, mostly because of the low light.  I’ve never seen a swamp sparrow before, so I’ll post that picture:

Swamp sparrow

Swamp sparrow

Want to learn more about nature photography at Mead Gardens?

Check out my Mead Gardens page with more information about the location, map, website, photography tips, etc. It is archived by date so you can see my images from previous visits. Maybe you'll be inspired for your own trip!

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