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Margie & all,

Great find!  If anyone sees the Bananaquit tomorrow morning, please post if
you can. I can't get there until around 2:00, so I'd appreciate any up to
the minute on this bird.

Good birding to all,

Tina Mossbarger
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Sarasota FL





----- Original Message -----
From: "Margie Wilkinson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 8:08 PM
Subject: [FLBIRDS] Bananaquit at Fort DeSoto, 10/18


> Today's real surprise was a Bananaquit (Bahamas) which I saw at Fort
> DeSoto Park (Pinellas County).  It was located close to the north
> hammock, but in the area which is south of the hammock.  For those nor
> familiar, park in the north beach parking lot close to the
> mangrove-lined "ditch" which borders the south side of the oak grove
> yard.  Follow the ditch to the east side of the paved road and continue
> east until you come to a pond (fed by pipes) on the left.  On your right
> at that point is a sand road which you should follow to a T.  You will
> have just crossed another canal or culvert when you reach the T, and you
> have also just gone past the north hammock which is on your left.  Turn
> left at the T.  At the first fork bear left.  The Bananaquit was about
> 30 yards down from the Y  and feeding around the Coin Vine on the right
> side of the grassy road. I was unable to relocate it later.
>
> Vegetation back here is dense and the Coin Vine seems to be all over, so
> I'm hoping that in the morning this bird will be very vocal.
>
> There was a nice group of mostly Bay-breasted warblers today in the area
> behind the tower along the nature trail.
>
> Margie Wilkinson
> St. Petersburg, FL
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