Orlando Wetlands Park, 7/31/2011

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug
White-Eyed Vireo
I was planning to go to Viera Wetlands today, but I decided on the way to go back to Orlando Wetlands Park.  I didn't have much time--I only had about 3 hours--and I wanted to spend more time birding and less time driving.  Anyway, the sun did it's best to make me feel like I was birding in mid-afternoon.

I saw the usual suspects here today, though I got my first presentable pictures of a White-Eyed Vireo.  That in itself was enough to justify the drive.  The only other species of note was the Downy Woodpecker.  I should also note the lack of Purple Gallinules.  For the first time since May or early June, I did not observe any.  You can see my gallery photos from today here.

Below is my species list for the day.  Again, an X means I didn't count the species, and a number refers to the number of a species I observed.

American Alligator X
White-Tailed Deer 2
Various Dragonflies X

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck X
Anhinga X
Least Bittern 2
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 2
White Ibis X
Glossy Ibis X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Common Moorhen X
Sandhill Crane 2
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Common Ground-Dove X
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Crow X
Carolina Wren X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Northern Mockingbird X
European Starling X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X