With the temperatures in Central Florida rising as the birding season is cooling down, I decided to make a Saturday morning trek to nearby UCF Arboretum to look for some little birds.
On previous trips I have seen Pine Warblers, Palm Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Purple Martins and Red-shouldered Hawks. There are a lot of different birds scattered among the 80 acres of natural land nestled between the main campus and nearby housing developments.
Today’s trip was filled with woodpeckers – Red-bellied and Downey ones. They seemed to be everywhere.
But also among them were two new-to-me birds: a pair of Great Crested Flycatchers and a pair of House Finches.
I wish had had better photos of both, but that just gives me motivation to go back and try again.
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