Lake Lotus Park, 7/16/2011

Giant Swallowtail
From a birding perspective, this was a pretty bad day.  But Lotus Lake Park is pretty, and I had a friend with me, so it was a good morning.  We were only there for about an hour and a half, and we didn't see many birds, but I did get my first photos of a Giant Swallowtail butterfly.  We also saw a gigantic Golden silk Orb-Weaver spider. You can see my gallery at my smugmug site.  There's a couple spider pictures in the gallery, so be warned if you don't like pictures of spiders.

American Alligator
Great Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Golden silk orb-weaver

Anhinga X
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Turkey Vulture X
Common Moorhen X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
Red-winged Blackbird X