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Updated: 02/20/2014 02:26:04PM

Two parks, great birding

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Tippecanoe Environmental Park, near the Charlotte Sports Park, offers a variety of trails.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A snowy egret, with its distinctive yellow feet, lands in Ollie's Pond Park in Port Charlotte.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Visitors to Tippecanoe Environmental Park can launch kayaks or canoes.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

White ibis birds search for food in Ollie's Pond Park, which is home to a variety of birds.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A green heron walks in the water at Ollie's Pond Park in Port Charlotte, which is an excellent, little-known place for bird-watching.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A juvenile little blue heron slowly moves in the water at Ollie's Pond Park in Port Charlotte.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

One of these things is not like the other ... Ollie’s Pond Park is a small neighborhood park in Port Charlotte that is a great place for bird watching.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

There are birds of all sizes and shapes at Ollie's Pond Park, including the funny-looking hooded mergansers. The male ducklings have the distinct black and white hooded heads.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

You can see more than birds at Ollie's Pond Park, but you may have to look closely as these turtles blend into the background.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Keep your ears open as well your eyes. This cardinal's chirps attracted more attention than its striking red color.

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A great blue heron gracefully walks through the water.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

There is a walking trail that loops around Ollie's Pond Park, where alligators live as well as many kinds of birds.

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A female boat-tailed grackle walks along the water's edge at Ollie’s Pond Park in Port Charlotte. For more photos, see page 7.

Live like a tourist

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Parks are like hotels.

Some, like Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park in Englewood or Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, are like large Orlando-area resorts with tons of amenities for children and adults.

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