Orlando Wetlands Park, 10/22/2011

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Common Yellowthroat
My son and I had a commitment this morning, so I was unable to go birding this morning.  However, since we were in East Orlando anyway, we dropped by Orlando Wetlands Park before coming home.  It was 12:30pm before we got there, so we didn't have prime birding weather, and my son is not much of a birder, so we walked fast and stopped little.  My son seemed to enjoy kicking fire ant mounds more than anything else.  So this was more a father-son thing than a birding-photography thing.  Anway, I saw nothing out of the ordinary today, but I wasn't expecting to be able to go at all, so it was all good.  And, I think I captured my best photo of a male Common Yellowthroat.

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Purple Gallinule
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Little Blue Heron
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Here's a list of what we saw today:

Monarch Butterfly
Viceroy Butterfly
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
White Peacock Butterfly
American Alligator
"Cow Killer" Wasp
Fire Ants

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck X
Pied-billed Grebe X
Wood Stork 2
Anhinga 2
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Little Blue Heron X
Tricolored Heron X
Cattle Egret 1
White Ibis X
Glossy Ibis X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Purple Gallinule 1
Common Gallinule X
American Coot X
Sandhill Crane 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 2
Fish Crow X
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat X
Palm Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Boat-tailed Grackle X


  1. Great pictures as always. That Common Yellowthroat is, as you mentioned, especially good. It's a beautiful bird and sometimes is underrated in the warbler world. I have not been able to get anything passable with the Yellowthroats, so it's great to see it done well.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much for the compliment. I do feel rather lucky. As underrated as they are, I love them--I think they're beautiful, but I had nothing really presentable of a male until yesterday. I may do some more work on this one too.


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