Orlando Wetlands Park, 9/3/2012

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In a previous post I shared the warblers I'd seen at Orlando Wetlands Park.  But many other birds were there, and they were also pretty fun to photograph.  I think my favorite was a Limpkin that flew up into a tree just so that I could photograph it with a different background than usual.  And then there was this Red-winged Blackbird.  I often find these guys difficult to photograph, but this one turned out as well as most that I take.

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Red-winged Blackbird
American Coots and Common Gallinules (aka moorhens) are also there.  There were many Purple Gallinules there as well.  There were some juveniles foraging near the shore.

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American Coot
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Purple Gallinule
Herons and egrets were also there in great numbers as usual.  This Tricolored Heron was particularly photogenic.

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Tricolored Heron
And of course, there were those wonderful Black-bellied Whistling Ducks. They are so numerous in the park.  I know of no better place to see or photograph them, and they are lovely birds.

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Black-bellied Whistling Duck


  1. Super shots Scott! I like how the RWBB, with its missing tail and splayed toes, looks like it's trying to be a wader too.


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