Arlyne and I found an adult male WILSON'S WARBLER in the Fragrance
Garden at Lakes Park, Ft. Myers this morning, Sunday, 10-29-00.  The
bird was located in a Hamilia paten (Firebush) directly to the right
of the large ficus tree that has a bench under it.  There is a
memorial sign for Betsy King in front of the Hamilia paten.  This area
is along the paved path that traverses the garden and is adjacent to
the succulent garden and the open grassy area that has a small rose
garden enclosed in a stockade fence.  This is the same general area
the 1st Winter LARK SPARROW seems to prefer, which is also still
present.  The female/immature type SELASPHORUS SPECIES hummingbird
reported by Jeff Bouton in the vicinity of the succulent garden was
seen briefly by myself yesterday.  Blair Hill reported seeing it quite
a few times this past week.

The following non-resident species were seen in the Fragrance Garden
at Lakes Park  this weekend:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (adult male)
Belted Kingfisher
House Wren
Gray Catbird
Tennessee Warbler
No. Parula
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1st year female)
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
American Redstart (1st year male, 1st year female)
Common Yellowthroat (1st year male)
WILSON'S WARBLER (adult male)
LARK SPARROW (1st year)

Lakes Park is located in Ft Myers just west of US 41 on Gladiolus
Drive (DeLorme pg 104).  The Fragrance Garden is located by taking a
right turn upon entering the park and continuing to the last parking
lot.  Turn left into the parking lot and quickly right after entering.
Proceed to the far corner and the Fragrance Garden.  The main access
path is blocked by a Halloween Walk.  You can enter the garden on
paved paths to the left or right.


Charlie Ewell
Arlyne Salcedo
Cape Coral, FL
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