Beyond the BackyardMead Gardens

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