Orlando Wetlands Park, 7/23/2011

Nothing new at Orlando Wetlands Park this time, but it was still a pretty good morning.  As soon as I walked in, two Pileated Woodpeckers came and greeted me.  When I made it onto the birding loop, the alligators were feeding on fish, so there were about 50 of them splashing and thrashing all in a group.  I took pictures there for about 15 minutes of them catching fish.  I don't care too much about photographing alligators, but if that's what you would enjoy, Orlando Wetlands Park is your place.

Here's my species list from my visit.  Numbers refer to the species count on the day.  An X means that I didn't count the number I saw.

American Alligator
Various Dragonflies

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck X
Anhinga X
Least Bittern 4
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron X
Tricolored Heron X
Cattle Egret X
Green Heron X
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron X
White Ibis X
Glossy Ibis X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Purple Gallinule 1
Common Moorhen X
Limpkin 1
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow X
Fish Crow X
Carolina Wren X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Northern Mockingbird X
Red-winged Blackbird X
European Starling X
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X