Orlando Wetlands Park Under Beautiful and Spacious Skies 7/4/2011

For those of you who live in or visit the Orlando area and love photography of nature and wildlife, I thought it might be helpful to give you a "species report" of the wildlife I see when I visit places around here.  One of my favorite places to visit is the Orlando Wetlands Park.  I normally take a 4-5 mile walk through the park when I go, and it boasts a great variety of birds and other wildlife.  Here's what I saw on Monday morning.  I've listed the species followed by either an X or a number.  The X means that the species was so numerous there that I didn't estimate the population there. The number refers how many of that species I actually saw.

You can see pictures from the day on my smugmug site.

River Otter 1
Raccoon 4
American Alligator X
Various Dragonflies X
Black Swallowtail X
Gulf Fritillary X

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck X
Wild Turkey 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Anhinga X
Least Bittern 5
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron X
Tricolored Heron X
Cattle Egret X
Green Heron X
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 3
White Ibis X
Glossy Ibis X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Purple Gallinule 6
Common Moorhen X
American Coot X
Sandhill Crane 4
Mourning Dove X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow X
Fish Crow X
Carolina Wren 1 (heard, not seen)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Northern Mockingbird X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X