Lake Lotus Park, 10/29/2011

Yellow-Rumped Warbler
I was planning to go to the Circle B Bar reserve yesterday, but it rained all morning, and the weatherman told me it wouldn't be any better at the reserve.  I got a late start in the morning because of the rain, but around 10am it started to clear up, so I decided to head out to Lake Lotus Park here in Seminole Co.  I haven't seen any buntings this year, and I've heard they were there.  Unfortunately, I did not see any, but it was still a very good morning.  I found many different warblers, including Palm and Yellow Rumped, but also Prairie and Cape May warblers.  The Cape May was a female, and it took a fair amount of time for me to identify.  I also saw one Ruby-Crowned Kinglet.  I had my best success on the main trail on the board walk where they allow fishing.  I was able to stand by the gazebo there, and many birds came to the trees very near me.  It was a great day.

Cape May Warbler
Eastern Phoebe
Palm Warlber
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Red-Femured Spotted Orbweaver
Here is a list of all the species I observed:

American Alligator
Florida Red-Bellied Turtle
Red-femured Spotted Orbweaver
Monarch Butterfly
Viceroy Butterfly
Gulf Fritillary

Wood Duck 1 (I was outside the park when I saw it fly overhead)
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Anhinga 1
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 1
Tricolored Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Common Gallinule X
Limpkin 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay X
Fish Crow X
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird X
Common Yellowthroat 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Palm Warbler X
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Prairie Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X


  1. That's a lot of sightings! Must've been an excellent bout of birding. I hope it powers you through to next weekend.
    Great photos as always.


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